*1797: Sojourner Truth was born.
*1844: Richard Theodore Greener was the first Black to graduate from Harvard University.
*1900: Underground Railroad conductor John Parker died.
*1910: Granville T. Woods, inventor, died.
*1927: Basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, was formed.
*1956: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home was bombed.
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