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Today in Black History: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (January 24, 1874 – June 8, 1938) was a Puerto Rican  bibliophile, collector, writer, and a key intellectual figure in the Harlem Renaissance, spent his life championing black history in the United States. Schomburg migrated to New York City in 1891. Shortly after arriving, he co-founded Las Dos Antillas (The Two Islands),

 
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Today in Black History: The 13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment, which on ratification outlawed slavery, was passed by Congress on this date in 1865.    Click Here to purchase your copy of “Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)” by Michael Vorenberg

 
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Today in Black History: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player in the major leagues, was born in Cairo, GA, on this date in 1919.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson” by Jackie Robinson

 
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