*1950: Writer Gloria Naylor was born.
*1966: The first Black woman, Constance Baker Motley, was appointed to a federal judgeship.
*1972: U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm began her campaign for U.S. President.
*1980: Black Entertainment Television debuted. It’s the first Black-owned company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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