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"On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events"

This free, daily Black History facts website contains over 2,000 entries delivering Black History every day of the year searchable by date or keyword. The calendar features many major Black achievements and important dates in Black History including ideas, inventions, and leadership by Black people that have helped propel America to prominence and helped mankind world-wide.
August 2

James Baldwin, powerful author, was born on this date in 1924. Some of his well-known works are: Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, and No Name.

Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, writer, and pianist, was born on this date in 1931. Considered a genius by many, Schuyler learned the alphabet at 19-months and played 10 compositions from memory at age four.

Jewell Jackson McCabe, businesswoman, author, and founder and chair of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, was born on this date in 1945.

The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science was charted in Los Angeles, CA, on this date in 1966. The school was named for Dr. Charles Richard Drew, a pioneer in blood plasma research.

Claude Albert Barnett, founder of the Associated Negro Press, died in Chicago, IL, on this date in 1967.

Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in the major leagues, was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp on this date in 1982--the fifth in its Black Heritage USA series

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