today in black history

February 25, 2017

Scholar, civil rights advocate and federal judge Leon Higginbotham, Jr. is born on this date in 1928 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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POSTED: March 29, 2012, 12:00 am

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the historic 1972 Gary, Indiana national Black political convention that set the stage for the presidential campaigns of Shirley Chisholm, Rev. Jesse Jackson and the eventual election of Barack Obama to the presidency.





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