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Today in Black History: Bernard W. Robinson

Bernard W. Robinson, a medical student from Harvard University, was promoted to Ensign in the Naval Reserves on this date in 1942. Robinson was the first Black to win a commission in the Navy.   Click Here to purchase your copy of “Timetables of African-American History: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events

 
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Today in Black History: The 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment, granting citizenship to Blacks, was passed by the House on this date in 1866. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying

 
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Today in Black History: Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers, civil rights activist and the NAACP’s first Field Secretary in the state of Mississippi, was assassinated at his Jackson, MS, residence on this date in 1963.     Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero’s Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches” by

 
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