This Week in Black History

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    April 18: 1976 – Percy L. Julian died.

    April 19: 1947 – Jackie Robinson became first Black MLB player.

    April 20: 1899 – Duke Ellington was born.

    April 21: 2003 – Nina Simone died.

    April 22: 1692 – Mary Black convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.

    April 23: 1856 – Granville T. Woods was born.

    April 24: 1944 – Bill Pickett died.

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