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Black History

June 22, 1909

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.'” Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and activist is born. […]
June 22, 1909

June 15, 1921

“The air is the only place free from prejudice.” Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman receives her pilot’s license after graduating from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. She is the first black woman […]
June 15, 1921