August 22, 2017              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

August 22

Slaves in the Northern Providence initiated the Haitian Revolution on this date in 1791.

Fisk University, originally opened in 1866, was incorporated on this date in 1867.

Jomo Kenyatte, President of Kenya, died on this date in 1978. Kenyatte was the leader of the Kenyan Independence Movement.

Some 200 black leaders met in New York, on this date in 1979, in support of ousted UN Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Jr., who was accused of attending an unauthorized meeting with the PLO. The black leaders demanded that blacks have a voice in foreign policy decision-making.

Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was killed in Oakland, CA, on this date in 1989.

President Bill Clinton ended the federal guarantee of funding to families with dependent children on this date in 1996. This so-called welfare reform bill gave "block-grants" to states to implement their own programs, which are not federally regulated.

Bernard C. Parks was officially sworn in as the second black police chief of Los Angeles, CA, on this date in 1997. Parks succeeded Willie L. Williams.

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