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This Week in Black History

This Week in Black History

November 18, 1992 The film “Malcolm X,” directed by Spike Lee (pictured) and starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett, is released in the United States. The film about the Nation of Islam leader earned a best actor Oscar nomination for Washington. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.…

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This Week in Black History

November 11, 1978  Donna Summer’s “MacArthur Park” reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making it her first number one pop hit. Written by Jimmy Webb, the songwriter who wrote the Fifth Dimension’s “Up, Up and Away,” it was the first of four number one singles for Summer. For more information on black history, arts…

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This Week in Black History

November 6, 1962 Augustus Freeman Hawkins of Los Angeles is elected to the U.S House of Representatives, becoming the first black Congress member west of the Mississippi. A founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, Hawkins would sponsor many pieces of significant legislation before retiring in 1991. For more information on black history, arts and culture,…

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