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September 23
Dr. Mary Church Terrell, the first black person to serve on the Washington, DC, Board of Education and the first President of the National Association of Colored Women, was born in Memphis, TN, on this date in 1863.

John W. Coltrane, innovative jazz legend, was born in Hamlet, NC, on this date in 1926. Some of his famous recordings were: "My Favorite Things," "A Love Supreme," and "Ascension."

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