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Today in Black History: June 28th

David Walker, abolitionist and author, died on this date in 1830. His famous essay, Walker’s Appeal to the Colored People of the World, denounced slavery and called for Blacks to mobilize and rise up against it. His work brought attention to the abuses and inequities of slavery and the role of individuals to act responsibly

 
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Today in Black History: George “Little Chocolate” Dixon

George “Little Chocolate” Dixon won the World Bantamweight Boxing Championship, on this date in 1890, becoming the first Black to win the World Boxing Championship. Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told: Thirty-Six Incredible Tales from the Ring” by Jeff Silverman More Black History Facts for Today go to:WWW.YENOBA.COMYour

 
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Today in Black History: James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, diplomat, poet, and the first Field Secretary of the NAACP, died near Wiscosset, ME, on this date in 1938. Johnson co-wrote the famous anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Click Here to purchase your copy of “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Penguin Classics)” by James Weldon Johnso More Black History

 
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