Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:29
Across our nation, too many have suffered from the violence at the hand of those with badges . . .
Yet another death, one of many, has occurred. It is past time to find solutions . . .
Read of the numerous viewpoints and possible solutions here:
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8/21/1943: Harriet M. West becomes first African American woman promoted to Major in the Women's Army Corps (WAC).
8/22/1791: Benjamin Banneker, mathematician & served on commission which surveyed site for D.C., issues his first annual almanac.
8/23/1892: Oscar E. Brown, inventor, receives patent for improved double or compound horse shoe.
8/24/1854: John V. DeGrasse, prominent physician, admitted to Massachusetts Medical Society.
8/25/1927: Althea Gibson, first African American Wimbledon champion, born.
8/25/1968: Arthur Ashe wins U.S. Amateur Men's Singles Championship.
8/25/1997: U.S. Open (Grand Slam Tennis Championship) opens in New York City in newly dedicated, $254 million Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium.
8/26/1946: Valerie Simpson Ashford, singer, composer & producer, born.
8/26/1900: Hale A. Woodruff, educator & painter, born.
8/26/1943: William L. Dawson elected as first Black Democratic Party vice presidential candidate.
8/27/1850: Lucy Stanton becomes first African American woman to graduate from an American college or university (Oberlin Collegiate Institute – now Oberlin College).
8/27/1879: Robert Lee Vann, newspaper publisher, lawyer & civil rights leader, born.
8/27/1963: W. E. B. Du Bois, activist, author & educator, dies in Ghana, West Africa.
8/27/1997: Section of Highway 93 in Georgia named for Jackie Robinson dedicated.