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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.
July 29

The National Association of Negro Musicians met for the first time in Chicago, IL, on this date in 1919. The group convened under the direction of Clarence Cameron White for the purpose of advancing Black music and the careers of Black musicians.

Stokley Carmichael (Kwame Toure'), civil rights activist, was born in Trinidad on this date in 1941.

Bernard A. Harris, Jr. officially became a NASA astronaut on this date in 1991. Harris had previously served as a NASA clinical scientist and flight surgeon.

Carl Lewis won his fourth consecutive Olympic Gold Medal (1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996) in the long jump on this date in 1996. With this Olympic Gold Medal, his ninth, Lewis tied an all-time Olympic Gold-winning record.

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