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July 21
The National Association of Colored Women was founded in Washington, DC, on this date in 1896. Dr. Mary Church Terrell was elected as its first president.

Stormy Weather, one of the most successful musicals, opened in New York City on this date in 1943. It featured Lena Horne, "Cab" Calloway, Katherine Dunham, "Fats" Waller, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and the Nicholas Brothers.

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