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Today in History: John Lee Becomes First Black Commissioned Officer

On this day in 1957, John Lee, becomes first black commissioned officer. John Lee, first black commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy was assigned to duty. The U.S. Army integrated black volunteers with white troops to fight during the "Battle of the Bulge," the Germans last desperate counteroffensive to break through in the Ardennes forest in Belgium. ...

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Today in History: Dorothy Height was Born

Dorothy Height was born on this day. "For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has given leadership to the struggle for equality and human rights for all people. Her life exemplifies her passionate commitment for a just society and her vision of a better world." -National Council of Negro Women Education: 1929 - Graduated Rankin High School, Rank PA (Valedictorian) 1932 - BA New York University, New ...

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Today in History: Ghana Gained Independence

On this day in 1957, the Gold Coast gained its independence from Great Britain. Independence Political History of Ghana lies at the heart of a region which has been leading sub-Saharan African culture since the first millennium BC in metal-working, mining, sculpture and agriculture. ...

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Today in History: Poor People’s Campaign

On this day in 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. announced plans for Poor People's Campaign in Washington. He said he would lead a massive civil disobedience campaign in the capital to pressure the Government to provide jobs and income for all Americans. He told a press conference that an army of poor white, poor Blacks and Hispanics would meet in Washington on April 20th and would demonstrate until their demand ...

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