This Week in Black History

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May 9: 1800 – Abolitionist John Brown was born.

May 10: 1950 – Jackie Robinson became first Black person on cover of Life magazine.

May 11: 1933 – Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan was born.

May 12: 1951 – Oscar DePriest died.

May 13: 1950 – Stevie Wonder was born.

May 14: 1885 – Erskine Henderson, a jockey, won the Kentucky Derby.

May 15: 1795 – John Morront, the 1st Black missionary to work with Indians, was ordained as a Methodist minister.


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