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THIS DAY IN BLACK HISTORY -- JULY 23, 2014

JULY 23, 1984 — 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant’s history, after Penthouse magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue.    34 more words

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THIS DAY IN BLACK HISTORY -- JULY 21, 2014

1940 – James E Clyburn – Congressman D-South Carolina was born in Sumter, South Carolina. The Highest Ranked Black in the U.S. Congress House of Representatives.  479 more words

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THIS DAY IN BLACK HISTORY -- JULY 16, 2014

JULY 16, 1947 — ALEXIS HERMAN — 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor was born in Mobile, Alabama.

Alexis Margaret Herman (born July 16, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 23rd  519 more words

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THIS DAY IN BLACK HISTORY -- JULY 15, 2014

JULY 15, 1968 — American comedian was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Edward “Eddie” Rubin Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and  310 more words

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THIS DAY IN BLACK MUSIC HISTORY - JULY 11, 2014

JULY 11, 2010 — The Gospel  World mourned the death of one of the world’s greatest singers — Bishop Walter Hawkins.

Walter Hawkins was the brother of  266 more words

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The Soul Stirrers – A Short History

One of the most popular and influential gospel groups of the 20th century, the Soul Stirrers were pioneers in the development of the quartet style of gospel and, without intending it, in the creation of soul music, doo wop, and motown sound, some of the secular music that owed much to gospel. 115 more words

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Fun Facts About 4th Of July

The 4th of July was not a Holiday until 1941 when Congress agreed to give Federal Employees a day off with pay. Read more and find out which 2 Presidents died on the same day July 4, 1826 exactly 50 years after the… 36 more words

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