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1967 - Riot in Cambridge, Maryland

Riot, Cambridge, Maryland. National Guard mobilized.
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1954 - First Black person to serve on the DC board of education, Mary Church Terrell di

First Black person to serve on the DC board of education, Mary Church Terrell dies, 1954
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1924 - Playwright and activist, Townsend Sonny Brewster was born, 1924

Playwright and activist, Townsend Sonny Brewster was born, 1924
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1921 - 1921 : Billy Taylor, jazz musician, born

1921 : Billy Taylor, jazz musician, born
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1919 - Race Riot, Washington, D.C

Race Riot, Washington, D.C. Triggered by raids on Black residential areas by white soldiers. Six persons killed and more than one hundred wounded.
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1914 - Kenneth Bancroft Clark was born on this day.

Kenneth Bancroft Clark was born on this day.
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1904 - Actor Ira Aldridge born

Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge is *believed* to have been born in Africa. Aldridge was an apprentice carpenter in Maryland, where he learned German and became interested in the theater. Aldridge played such roles as the Moorish Othello.
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1900 - Race riot, New Orleans

Race riot, New Orleans. Two white policemen killed.
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1893 - 1893 : Charles S. Johnson, sociologist, founder of

1893 : Charles S. Johnson, sociologist, founder of the National Urban League's Opportunity magazine and professor and President of Fisk University, born
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1866 - Congress passed resolution readmitting the state

Congress passed resolution readmitting the state of Tennessee.
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1807 - Ira Frederick Aldridge International known Shakespearean Actor born today in New

Ira Frederick Aldridge International known Shakespearean Actor born today in New York City
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1802 - Alexandre Dumas is born

Alexandre Dumas is born in Villiers-Cotterets to a Haitian mulatto, Thomas Alexandre Dumas, and Marie Labouret Dumas, a French woman. He will become an acclaimed author of the French classics The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Corsican Brothers. Dumas wrote hundreds of plays, novels and travel diaries. He wrote several children's stories, and a culinary dictionary. He started several magazines and wrote in them weekly. He was one of the most prolific writers ever, and did not shy away from collaborating with others or rewriting older stories.
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1651 - Anthony Johnson, a free Black who was probably one

Anthony Johnson, a free Black who was probably one of the first twenty settlers, received a grant of 250 acres of land in Northampton County, Va., for importing five persons. Johnson established a settlement on the banks of the Pungo teague River.
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