This Week in Black History

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April 4: 1968 – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

April 5: 1856 – Booker T. Washington was born.

April 6: 1830 – James A. Healy, the first Black Roman Catholic Bishop, was born.

April 7: 1915 – Billie Holiday was born.

April 8: 1960 – Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was organized.

April 9: 1975 – Josephine Baker died.

April 10: 1943 – Arthur Ashe was born.

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