This Week In Black History

November 17, 2022

November 17, 1980 – WHHM, the first African American operated radio station, goes on the air at Howard University.

November 18, 1787 – Abolitionist and women’s right activist Sojourner Truth born.

November 19, 1953 – Roy Campanella named Most Valuable Player in National League Baseball for the second time.

November 20, 1865 – Howard Seminary (later Howard University) founded in Washington, D.C.

November 21, 1893 – Granville T. Woods patents electric railway conduit.

November 22, 1930 – Elijah Muhammed establishes the Nation of Islam.

November 23, 1897 – A.J. Beard patents the “Jenny Coupler”, still in use today to connect railroad cars. John L. Love patents pencil sharpener.

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