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Today In History

  • In 1885 - Samuel David Ferguson consecrated bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church and named bishop of Liberia. He was the first Black American with full membership in the House of Bishops
  • In 1884 - John R. Lynch, former congressman from Mississippi, elected temporary chairman of Republican convention and became first Black to preside over deliberations of a national political party

To Inspire You

No Black history becomes significant and meaningful unless it is taught in the context of world and national history. In its sealed off, black-studies centers, it will be simply an exercise in racial breast feeding


Roy Wilkins

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