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September 20
The First National Negro Convention was held in Philadelphia, PA, on this date in 1830. Participants met in the Bethel AME Church and elected Richard Allen their first president.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, was stabbed in the chest while signing books in a Harlem department store on this date in 1958. The attacker, a mentally disturbed woman, was apprehended and placed under observation.

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