This Week In Black History

September 22, 2022

September 22, 1862 – Emancipation Proclamation announced.

September 23, 1863 – Civil and women’s rights advocate Mary Church Terrell born.

September 24, 1957 – Federal troops enforce court-ordered integration as nine children integrate Central High School in Little Rock, AR.

September 25, 1974 – Barbara Hancock becomes first African American woman named a White House Fellow.

September 26, 1962 – Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson to win heavyweight boxing championship.

September 27, 1912 – W.C. Handy publishes “Memphis Blues”.

September 28, 1895 – National Baptist Convention organized.

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