TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: September 16

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B.B. King

Associate Negro Press founder, Claude A. Barnett, was born* in Sanford, Florida (1889)

The French abolish slavery in all territories (1984)

Six Klansmen arrested for the bombing of ten school buses in Pontiac, Michigan (1971)

Blues singer Ripley “B.B.” King was born in Itta Benna, Mississipi (1925)

Keenan Ivory Wayans‘ “In Living Color” television show wins an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series (1990)

*His exact birth date is disputed, some say he was born September 17

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