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Events In African American History For April 16

1. In 1862, Congress passed bill ending slavery in Washington, DC.

2. In 1895,  C. J. Dorticus received Patent for Machine for embossing photographs

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3. In 1963,  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama,  While incarcerated there, he wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” a moving justification for the moral necessity of non-violent resistance to unjust laws.

4. In 1968,  Rufus Stokes patented an Exhaust Purifier. He filed for the patent 3,378,241 two years earlier.

5. In 1973,  Leila Smith Foley became the first African-American woman to be elected Major of a U.S. city, Taft, Oklahoma. She held the position for 13 years.

Events In African American History For April 02

1. In 1855, John Mercer Langston, considered the first African American to be elected to public office is elected clerk of Brownhelm, Ohio township.

2. In 1865, Black soldiers of the Twenty-Fifth Corps were among the first Union soldiers to enter Petersburg.

3. In 1895, J. Cooper received Patent for Elevator Device.

4. in 1984, Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first Black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament.

5. In 1987,  Engineer Lenell Geter convicted falsely in armed robbery charge. His conviction, which would draw national protest, was finally overturned after having served a 16 month sentence.

6. In 2007, No. 1 CD On The Charts: “Greatest Hits” By The Notorious B.I.G.

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