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Today in Black History: Toussaint L’Ouverture

May 20: Toussaint L’Ouverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution, was born on this date in 1746. L’Ouverture led the revolutionaries to drive the French, the English, and the Spanish from the island of Haiti. Toussaint Louverture began his military career as a leader of the 1791 slave rebellion in the French colony of Saint Domingue. Initially allied with

 
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Today in Black History: May 17th

Oliver Lewis, a Black jockey, won the first Kentucky Derby on this date in 1875. Lewis rode a horse named “Aristides.” Frederick Augustus Douglass was appointed Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia by President James A. Garfield on this date in 1881. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Kentucky Derby Stories” by

 
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Today in Black History: May 16th

James Milton Turner, educator, diplomat, and Black spokesman, was born a slave in St. Louis, MO, on this date in 1840. Harry Thacker Burleigh, composer, pianist, and singer, received the 3rd NAACP Spingarn Medal for his achievements in creative music on this date in 1917.   Click Here to purchase your copy of “James Milton

 
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