This Week In Black History

July 21, 2022

July 21, 1896 – Mary Church Terrell elected first president of the National Association of Colored Women.

July 22, 1939 – Jane M. Bolin of New York City, appointed first African American female judge.

July 23, 1778 – More than 700 Blacks participate in Battle of Monmouth (NJ).

July 24, 1807 – Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge, born in New York City.

July 25, 1916 – Garrett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask, rescues six people from gasfilled tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio.

July 26, 1948 – President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the U.S. armed forces.

July 27, 1880 – Alexander P. Ashbourne patents process for refining coconut oil.

 

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