July 21, 2019              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

July 21

The National Association of Colored Women was founded in Washington, DC, on this date in 1896. Dr. Mary Church Terrell was elected as its first president.

Stormy Weather, one of the most successful musicals, opened in New York City on this date in 1943. It featured Lena Horne, "Cab" Calloway, Katherine Dunham, "Fats" Waller, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and the Nicholas Brothers.

The first victory in the Korean War was won by black troops (24th Infantry Regiment) who captured Yechon on this date in 1950.

Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green became the first black person to play for the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1959. The Red Sox were the last major league baseball team to integrate.

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