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This Week in Black History

This Week in Black History

March 17, 1999 Maurice Ashley becomes the first black person to become a chess grandmaster. The rank is conferred by the International Chess Federation to players who amass a set number of points in 24 official games played over a seven-year period. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.    …

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This Week in Black History

March 9, 1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes the first black governor of the Federal Reserve Board. He was appointed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.    …

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This Week in Black History

March 2, 1962 Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain cored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The Warriors defeated the Knicks, 169-147. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.    …

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