TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: September 23

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Mary Church Terrell, one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, was born. (1863)

J.W. Reed patents dough kneader and roller. (1884)

Famed jazz musician, John Coltrane was born. (1926)

Musician and composer Ray Charles Robinson was born in Albany, Georgia. (1930)

Ray Charles

Playwright George C. Wolfe, born. (1954)

President Kennedy names Thurgood Marshall to U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (1961)

Baseball player Lou Brock stole 935th bases and became the all-time major league record holder. (1979)

Take a look at some more moments in Black History below:

Yesterday In Black History: September 22

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