July 26, 2017              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

July 26

The African nation of Liberia declared its independence on this date in 1847. President Joseph Jenkins Roberts, formerly of Virginia, made the declaration.

Father Patrick Francis Healy passed final examinations in Louvain, Belgium, on this date in 1865 and later became the first black person awarded a Ph.D.

President Harry Truman ordered the "equality of treatment and opportunity" for all people in the armed forces by issuing Executive Order No. 9981 on this date in 1948.

Larry Doby and "Bullet" Joe Rogan, Negro League pitchers, were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on this date in 1998.

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