June 20, 2019              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

June 20

Dr. Lloyd A. Hall, pioneer in food chemistry and holder of over 80 patents, was born in Illinois on this date in 1894.

The NAACP, originally founded in 1909, was incorporated in New York on this date in 1911.

Mary B. Talbert, President of the National Association of Colored Women, received the 8th NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1922 for her services to Black women and for her contributions in restoring the Frederick Douglass home.

Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, educator, became the first black President of Howard University on this date in 1926.

A Houston, TX, federal court convicted Muhammad Ali of violating the Selective Services Act by refusing induction into the Armed Services on this date in 1967. Ali, a Vietnam War opponent, refused induction on grounds that he was a Muslim minister.

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