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Saturday, April 29

1899
Duke Ellington ~ (musician and composer) born ADD MORE »

1983
Harold Washington ~ sworn in as the first Black mayor of Chicago ADD MORE »

1845
Macon B Allen and Robert Morris Jr ~ (first Blacks to practice law in the US) open practice ADD MORE »

1992
The LA Riots ~ (sparked by the acquittal of four White cops in the beating of Rodney King) begins, resulting in at least 50 dead, thousands injured and estimates of up to $1 billion in property damage ADD MORE »
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In our words: As with all aspects of American history, Black history is an indispensible key to understanding the nation's past, present, and future. Unfortunately, much of this history began with the hundreds of thousands of Africans who reached the United States as slaves between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. With such an abhorrent beginning, the freedom and other achievements eventually earned by African Americans cannot be simply disregarded. With each new advancement or right gained by African Americans, a new obstacle or restriction followed. The tumultuous beginnings of Black history in the United States, along with the truly admirable perseverance of those who withstood it all are strong parts of the growth of the nation as a whole.

A thorough grasp of Black history also gives great insight to the present state of the Black race, as well as its overall impact on America. Without understanding how things came to be, it is difficult to make much sense of the current situation or to form solutions to current issues concerning African Americans. Likewise, knowledge of Black history aids in avoiding the repetition of past mistakes and tragedies in the future, and it also serves as a reminder of the potential for great achievement and provides a foundation on which these triumphs can continue to be achieved.

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