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Today in History: Three African American Women Served as Presidents

On July 1st, 1987, for the first time in history, there were three African American women serving as Presidents of Four Year Colleges and Universities in America. They were - Dr. Niara Sudarkasa- President of Lincoln University in Pennslyvania; Dr. Johnetta Cole, President of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia; and Dr. Gloria Randle Scott, President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. ...

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Today in History: Congress Cracks Down on Civil Rights for Blacks

On this day in 1868, Congress cracks down on civil rights for blacks. Congress readmitted North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and Florida on condition "that the constitutions of these states shall never be amended or changed, as to deprive any citizen or class of citizens of the United States, the right to vote in said states that are entitled to vote by the constitutions thereof her ...

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Today in History: Detroit Anti-Black Riot Occurred

[caption id="attachment_17207" align="alignleft" width="300"] Detroit Anti-Black Riot Occurred[/caption] On this day June 20, 1943 Whites began a riot in Detroit after it was rumored a black man had killed a white woman and her infant. A similar rumor, alleging the victims were white and the perpetrator white soon found its way into the black community. In truth, no one had been killed. An estimated 25 blac ...

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