This Week In Black History

November 24, 2022

November 24, 1868 – Pianist Scott Joplin, the “Father of Ragtime”, born.

November 25, 1975 – Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.

November 26, 1970 – Charles Gordone becomes the first Black playwright to receive the Pulitzer Prize (for No Place to Be Somebody).

November 27, 1990 – Charles Johnson awarded National Book Award for fiction for Middle Passage.

November 28, 1960 – Novelist Richard Wright dies.

November 29, 1908 – Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall born.

November 30, 1897 – J.A. Sweeting patents cigarette-rolling device.

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