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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.
April 23

Granville T. Woods, inventor of over 50 products, was born in Columbus, OH, on this date in 1856. The steam-boiler furnace, the telegraph system for trains, and automatic air brakes were some of his inventions.

Charlotte E. Ray, the first Black woman lawyer, became the first Black woman admitted to practice before the District Supreme Court (Washington, DC) on this date in 1872.

The National Urban League, founded primarily by Black socialist Dr. George Edmund Haynes, Eugene Kinckle Jones, and Ruth Standish Baldwin in 1910, was incorporated on this date in 1913.

Rex Ingram, Lena Horne, and Hazel Scott, headlined the list of award recipients of the NAACP Youth Council for Unity in Motion Pictures on this date in 1944. These awards were a precursor of the "NAACP Image Awards."

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