This Week In Black History

August 11, 2022

August 11, 1921 – Alex Haley, author of Roots, born.

August 12, 1977 – Steven Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, arrested.

August 13, 1981 – The Reagan Administration undertakes its review of 30 federal regulations, including rules of civil rights to prevent job discrimination.

August 14, 1989 – The North Carolina Black Repertory Company hosts the first National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.

August 15, 1888 – Granville T. Woods patents electromechanical brake.

August 16, 1922 – Author Louis E. Lomax born.

August 17, 1849 – Lawyeractivist Archibald Henry Grimké, who challenged the segregation policies of President Woodrow Wilson, born.

 

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