This Week in Black History

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March 21: 1965 – Selma March began.

March 22: 1492 – Alonzo Pietro sailed with Christopher Columbus.

March 23: 1968 – Walter Fauntroy became first non-voting congressional delegate from Washington, D.C. since the Reconstruction period.

March 24: 1912 – Dorothy Height was born.

March 25: 1931 – Ida B. Wells-Barnett died.

March 26: 1872 – Thomas J. Martin patented the fire extinguisher.

March 27: 1924 – Sarah Vaughn was born.

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