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1. In 1839, 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY

2. In 1934, William Levi Dawson’s Symphony No. 1, Negro Folk Symphony, was the firsty symphony on black folk themes by a black composer to be performed by a major orchestra.

3. In 1950, Lydia Holmes of St. Augustine, Florida patents wood toys, Patent No. 2,529,692. plans for several easily assembled wooden pull toys including a bird, a truck and dog.

4. In 1960, U.S. marshals and parents escorted four Black girls to two New Orleans schools.

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