Today in Black History – June 20

*1871: Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Mississippi.

*1943: The National Congress of Racial Equality was formed.

*1943: Anti-Black riot in Detroit began.

*1949: Lionel Richie was born.

*1960: Harry Belafonte became first Black to win an Emmy.

*1967: Muhammad Ali was convicted in a Texas federal court for violating the Selective Service Act.


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