September 29, 2022              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

September 29

Dr. George Edmund Haynes, Eugene Kinckle Jones, and Ruth Standish Baldwin were leaders in the founding of the National Urban League on this date in 1910.

Edward Thomas Demby was elected Suffragan Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas on this date in 1918.

Hugh Mulzac, the first black captain of a U.S. merchant ship, launched with the Booker T. Washington out of Wilmington, DE, on this date in 1942.

Bryant C. Gumbel, broadcast journalist, was born in New Orleans, LA, on this date in 1948.

WGPR-TV of Detroit, MI, the first black-owned television station in the United States, began broadcasting on this date in 1975.

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