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This Week in Black History

This Week in Black History

April 13, 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps build a chapel in “Lilies of the Field.” – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.…

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This Week in Black History

April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time record. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.      …

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This Week in Black History

April 2, 1855 Longtime activist John Mercer Langston, an abolitionist, attorney and diplomat, is elected clerk of an Ohio township, becoming the nation’s first African-American elected to public office. In 1888, he was elected to the U.S. Congress as Virginia’s first black representative. – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.…

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