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1947 - NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the

NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World," presented to United Nations at Lake Success.
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1940 - Greatness is born

In 1940, in Tres Coracoes, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, generally known as Pelé, is born.
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1911 - Three organizations the Committee for Improving

Three organizations the Committee for Improving the Industrial Conditions of Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions and the National League for the Protection of Colored Women merged, under the leadership of Dr. George E. Hayne and Eugene Kinckle Jones, to form the National Urban League. Eugene Kinckle Jones was named executive secretary. Sixty Blacks reported lynched in 1911.
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1775 - Continental Congress approved resolution barring

Continental Congress approved resolution barring Blacks from the army.
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