This Week In Black History

August 4, 2022

August 4, 1810 – Abolitionist Robert Purvis born.

August 5, 1962 – Nelson Mandela, South African freedom fighter, imprisoned. He was not released until 1990.

August 6, 1867 – Actor Ira Aldridge dies and is buried in Lodz, Poland.

August 7, 1894 – Joseph Lee patents kneading machine.

August 8, 1865 – Polar explorer Matthew Henson born.

August 9, 1936 – Jesse Owens wins fourth gold medal at Summer Olympics in Berlin.

August 10, 1989 – General Colin Powell is nominated chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the African American to hold the post.

 

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