May 29, 2020              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

May 29

Sojourner Truth (Isabella Baumfree), preacher, abolitionist, speaker, and women's rights advocate, spoke to the second Black Women's Rights Convention in Akron, OH, on this date in 1851. Truth delivered her famous speech, "Ain't I A Woman?"

Huey P. Newton's manslaughter conviction for allegedly killing a police officer was reversed in the California Court of Appeals on this date in 1970.

Thomas Bradley was elected mayor of Los Angeles, CA, on this date in 1973. Bradley and Coleman Young (Detroit, MI) were the first black mayors of cities with over one million citizens.

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., National Urban League President, was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, IN, on this date in 1980.

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