Today in Black History – January 4

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    *1920: First Black baseball league, the Negro National League, was organized by Andrew “Rube” Foster.

    *1943: William L. Dawson elected U.S. Representative (Illinois).

    *1971: Congressional Black Caucus formed.

    *1985: U.S. Rep. William H. Gray was elected chairman of the House Budget Committee. It was the highest congressional post held by an African American.

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