Marcus Garvey, Black Nationalist, Pan Africanist, and founder of the United Negro Improvement Association and the "Back to Africa" movement, arrived in America from Jamaica on this date in 1916.
Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., the first black mayor of Atlanta, GA, was born on this date in 1938.
A former aide of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, became the first non-voting Congressional delegate from the District of Columbia since the Reconstruction period on this date in 1971.
Patricia Roberts Harris, law professor, Howard University Dean, Cabinet member, and the first black female UN Ambassador, died in Washington, DC, on this date in 1985.
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