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John Edward Jacob

John Edward Jacob – December 16th in African American History

December 16, 1934 John Edward Jacob, civil rights leader, was born in Trout, Louisiana. Jacob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1957 and Master of Social Work degree in 1963 from Howard University. He was a social worker in Baltimore, Maryland from 1960 to 1965. In 1965, he joined the Washington, D.C. […]

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Ronald Harmon Brown

August 1st in African American History – Ronald Harmon Brown

August 1, 1941 Ronald Harmon Brown, the first and only African American to serve as United States Secretary of Commerce, was born in Washington, D.C. Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in 1962. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1967 rising to the rank of captain, and […]

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Everett Frederick Morrow

July 20th in African American History – Everett Frederick Morrow

July 20, 1994 Everett Frederick Morrow, businessman and the first African American to hold an executive position at the White House, died. Morrow was born April 20, 1906 in Hackensack, New Jersey. Morrow graduated from Bowdoin College in 1930 and was employed by the National Urban League and the NAACP as field secretary before entering […]

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Whitney Moore Young

March 11th in African American History – Whitney Moore Young, Jr.

March 11, 1971 Whitney Moore Young, Jr., civil rights leader, drowned while swimming in Lagos, Nigeria. Young was born July 31, 1921 in Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kentucky State University in 1941 and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1947. Young served […]

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Chandler Owen

November 2nd in African American History – Chandler Owen

November 2, 1967 Chandler Owen, writer, editor and co-founder of the Messenger, died. Owen was born April 5, 1889 in Warrenton, North Carolina. After graduating from Virginia Union University in 1913, he moved to New York City to become a fellow of the National Urban League. In 1917, Owen and A. Philip Randolph founded the […]

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October 30th in African American History – Frank L. Mingo

October 30, 1989 Frank L. Mingo, advertising executive, died. Mingo was born December 13, 1939 in McComb, Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Roosevelt University and a Master of Science degree in Advertising from Northwestern University. After graduating, Mingo went to work for J. Walter Thompson where he became their first Black […]

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