This Week in Black History

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March 14: 1794 – Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin.

March 15: 1933 – The Los Angeles Sentinel was founded.

March 16: 1827 – Freedom’s Journal, the first Black newspaper, was published.

March 17: 1946 – Jackie Robinson made is professional debut.

March 18: 1860 – Journalist Ralph Waldo Tyler was born.

March 19: 1975 – James Parsons became first Black chief judge of a federal court.

March 20: 1950 – Ralph Bunche received the Nobel Peace Prize.


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