This Week In Black History

September 8, 2022

September 8, 1907 – Negro Leagues baseball star Buck Leonard born.

September 9, 1968 – Arthur Ashe Jr. wins the first U.S. Open Tennis Championship.

September 10, 1855 – John Mercer Langston elected township clerk of Brownhelm, OH, becoming first black to hold elective office in the U.S.

September 11, 1959 – Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington wins Spingarn Medal for his achievements in music.

September 12, 1992 – Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes first African American woman to travel in space.

September 13, 1886 – Literary critic Alain Locke, first African American Rhodes Scholar, born.

September 14, 1921 – Constance Baker Motley, first African American appointed federal judge, born.

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