Selected Black Facts for October 7Selected Black Facts for October 79EC8DCF6-C843-4bb9-8B62-F3B27057CBE1Copyright © 1997-2009 Blackfacts.com2015-10-07T00:00:00-04:00http://www.blackfacts.com/images/Blackfacts-Logo.pngCommuniversal RSS Generator1074http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/be8d0aa4-4e4d-4453-b0c6-f5c8081198e3Government: Washington state.2015-10-07T10:05:51ZIn 1889, William Owen Bush (1832-1907)was the first black elected to the Washington legislature.
The son of the pioneer George Washington Bush (1790?-1863), William Owen Bush was a master farmer, who won a gold medal for his wheat in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. He was elected to a second term in th...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/8d5d0167-a068-44af-afff-038a9810e107Government: Ohio state.2015-10-07T10:05:51ZIn Cleveland Ohio on November 13, 1967, Carl Stokes was the first black elected mayor of a major city. "Carl Stokes, grandson of a slave, won the mayoral election over Seth Taft, grandson of President William H. Taft.
Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/8a1d0042-d7a5-4fc8-8eb5-2f0d5e0fa078Writer, Toni Morrison, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, 1993 2015-10-07T10:05:51ZWriter, Toni Morrison, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, 1993Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/2befeda3-5b84-4765-9e6b-0b53d723d6c2Singer Billy Daniels dies2015-10-07T10:05:51ZJazz and ballad singer Billy Daniels dies in Los Angeles.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/e61462ad-3694-4d79-9a43-a99d5548034eBirthday of Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu.2015-10-07T10:05:51ZBirthday of Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/8e80b537-3132-4254-8f73-d891e414cf8eElijah Poole, aka The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, born2015-10-07T10:05:51ZElijah Poole, aka The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, bornCopyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/0027c074-7bda-4f66-ae39-e8833ec8cf7dArchibald John Motley, painter, born2015-10-07T10:05:51ZArchibald John Motley, painter, bornCopyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/2b9f6f46-b223-4f8c-9630-b56ea17800e3H.H. Reynolds patents safety gate for bridge2015-10-07T10:05:51ZReynolds, H. H.
Safely Gate for Bridges
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Patent No. 437,937Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/603ff5c9-a188-49b8-aefa-d22c48cf0391Sargent C. Johnson, pioneering artist of the Harlem Renaissance , known for his 2015-10-07T10:05:51ZSargent C. Johnson, pioneering artist of the Harlem Renaissance , known for his wood, cast stone, and ceramic sculptures, born
Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/6f482b23-3479-462e-854a-f846cc6d4811Chronicler of The Underground Railroad Records, William Still was born, 1821 2015-10-07T10:05:51ZChronicler of The Underground Railroad Records, William Still was born, 1821Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.com