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This Week in Black History

This Week in Black History

June 22, 1990 Nelson Mandela speaks to the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the African National Congress’ position on apartheid. – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.  …

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This Week in Black History

June 16, 1970 Kenneth A. Gibson is elected mayor of Newark. New Jersey, the first black man to lead that city. Gibson later became the first black man to be elected president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.…

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This Week in Black History

June 11, 1959 Charlie Sifford became the first African American to play in the U.S. Open golf tournament at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, a suburb northeast of New York City. He tied for 32nd place. – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.  …

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