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August 17
Archibald H. Grimke, diplomat, editor, and President of the NAACP's Washington, DC, chapter for 10 years, was born near Charleston, SC, on this date in 1849.

Marcus Garvey, Black Nationalist, Pan Africanist, and founder of the United Negro Improvement Association and the "Back to Africa" movement, was born in Jamaica on this date in 1887.

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