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5/31/1979 12:00:00 AM - Zimbabwe proclaimed independent

Zimbabwe proclaimed independent.
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5/31/1961 12:00:00 AM - Judge Irving Kaufman ordered Board of Education of

Judge Irving Kaufman ordered Board of Education of New Rochelle, N.Y., to integrate schools.
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5/31/1955 12:00:00 AM - Supreme Court ordered school integration "with all

Supreme Court ordered school integration "with all deliberate speed."
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5/31/1924 12:00:00 AM - Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris, the first Black woman to hold a presidential cabinet position, is born in Mattoon Illinois.
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5/31/1921 12:00:00 AM - A Black Holocaust In America

The Tulsa Riot of 1921 This is the worst riot in american history. 15,000 Blacks wer left homeless, between 300 and 3000 were killed, wounded and/or missing, 1500 homes were burned to the ground and over 600 Black owned businesses in a 35 square block area were bombed in the all Black Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the first american city to be bombed by airplanes. More peope died this day than in any single event since the civil war. White historians did an excelent job in wiping their footprints from the sand. Reference to this can't be found in any history books. Go to www.Blackwallstreet.freeservers.com, for the true story with pictures.
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5/31/1909 12:00:00 AM - Some three hundred Blacks and whites met at the

Some three hundred Blacks and whites met at the United Charities Building in New York City at the first NAACP conference, May 31 and June 1.
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5/31/1881 12:00:00 AM - Booker T. Washington was recommended by General Armstrong for the principalship

Booker T. Washington was recommended by General Armstrong for the principalship of the newly planned Tuskegee Institute.
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5/31/1870 12:00:00 AM - Congress passed the first Enforcement Act which

Congress passed the first Enforcement Act which provided stiff penalties for public officials and private citizens who deprived citizens of the suffrage and civil rights. The measure authorized the use of the U.S. Army to protect the rights of Blacks.
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