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Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warw... (more)
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The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was a labor union organized by African American employees of the Pullman Company in August 1925 and led by A. Philip Randolph an... (more)
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In 1781, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman became the first African-American woman to win her freedom from slavery through a court of law. The case was held in Massachusetts, which c... (more)
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In 1970, Cheryl Adrienne Brown was the first African-American woman to compete in the Miss America pageant. Born in New York City, to a Port Authority officer and a hospit... (more)
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Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) Carter Godwin Woodson was born on December 19, 1875, in New Canton, Va. He was a Black historian, author, journalist and the founder of Black History Month. He is considered the first to conduct a scholarly ... (more)
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