Black History Facts for Today by Yenoba.com

October 22
James A. Bland, writer of over 600 songs including "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," Virginia's state song as of 1940, was born in Flushing, NY, on this date in 1854.

Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was born in Dallas, TX, on this date in 1936.

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