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6/26/1967 12:00:00 AM - Martin Luther King was denied freedom of speech!

When martin Luther King came to chicago in the late 60's, no church would let him speak, but one! All the others said he was a radial preacher. Friendship Baptist Church on Chicago's westside allowed Rev. L. King to speak about civil rights!Rev Shelvin J. Hall showed no fear and allowed King to speak! I know because it's in all of our church's history books.I attend Friendship Baptist Church.
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6/26/1962 12:00:00 AM - Sit-in demonstrations and passive resistance

Sit-in demonstrations and passive resistance movement began in Cairo, Illinois. Demonstrations against segregation in swimming pool, skating rink and other facilities continued for several months.
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6/26/1959 12:00:00 AM - Abandonment of school system

Prince Edward County, Va., Board of Supervisors abandoned school system to prevent integration.
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6/26/1956 12:00:00 AM - Physician Bernard A. Harris, Jr is born

Physician Bernard A. Harris, Jr was born in Temple, Texas. After completing his residency training in 1985 at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Harris then completed a National Research Council Fellowship at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. While at Ames he conducted research in the field of musculoskeletal physiology, and disuse osteoporosis, completing his fellowship in 1987. He then joined NASA Johnson Space Center as a clinical scientist and flight surgeon. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Harris became an astronaut in July 1991. He served as the crew representative for Shuttle Software in the Astronaut Office Operations Development Branch. A veteran of two space flights, Dr. Harris has logged more than 438 hours in space.
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6/26/1956 12:00:00 AM - Clifford Brown dies

Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown dies in an auto accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Founder of the Brown-Roach Quintet with Max Roach two years earlier, Brown had built a reputation as one of the finest jazz trumpeters of his day as a major proponent of hard bop.
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6/26/1938 12:00:00 AM - James Weldon Johnson died

James Weldon Johnson died of injuries received in an automobile accident near his summer home in Wiscosset, Maine.
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6/26/1934 12:00:00 AM - W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois resigned from his position at the NAACP in a disagreement over policy and racial strategy.
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