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President Lincoln warns the South that he would free slaves in all states in rebellion on January 1 of the following year. (1862)

Mary Church Terrell, the first Black person to Serve on the DC board of education, was born. (1863)

Race riot in New Orleans. (1868)

Detroit Race Riot 1967

Race Riot in Atlanta results in 10 Black people and two white people killed. (1905)

Actress Shari Belafonte, daughter of singer Harry Belafonte, born in New York City. (1954)

Mali gains independence. (1960)

Interstate Commerce Commission prohibits segregation on interstate buses and in terminal facilities. (1961)

Sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner, winner of 3 gold and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics, dies at the age of 38. (1998)

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