This Week In Black History

September 29, 2022

September 29, 1910 – The National Urban League founded in New York City.

September 30, 1962 – Under the protection of federal marshals, James Meredith enrolls as the first African American student at University of Mississippi.

October 1, 1940 – Charles Drew named supervisor of the “Plasma for Great Britain” project.

October 2, 1986 – President Ronald Reagan appoints Edward J. Perkins ambassador to South Africa.

October 3, 1956 – Nat King Cole becomes first black performer to host his own TV show.

October 4, 1864 – First black daily newspaper, The New Orleans Tribune, founded.

October 5, 1872 – Booker T. Washington enters Hampton Institute, Virginia.

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