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1981 - President of National Bar Association

Attorney Arnette R. Hubbard installed as the first woman president of the National Bar Association.
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1969 - National Guard mobilized in racial disturbances in

National Guard mobilized in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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1961 - Laurence Fishburne, Jr. Born

Actor Laurence Fishburne, Jr. was born on this day in Augusta, GA. Fishburne , nicknamed "Fish" will start his theatrical career at the young age of 10. He will become the son of the first African American family featured on a daytime drama at the age of 11. He will continue his rise to fame starring in movies such as "Cornbread, Earl, and Me", "School Daze", "Boyz in the Hood", "Othello", and blockbuster hit "Matrix".
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1960 - Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam

Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for creation of a Black state in America at a New York meeting.
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1921 - Executive Director Emeritus of the National Urban League and political activist,

Executive Director Emeritus of the National Urban League and political activist, Whitney Young was born in Lincoln Ridge,Kentucky.
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1874 - Patrick Francis Healy, Pres. of Georetown Univer.

Patrick Francis Healy, S.J., first Black man to recieve a PhD, inaugurated as president of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic University in America, and became the first Black to head a predominantly white university.
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