February Black History Month 2007

February Black History Month 2007 - Mr. Clutter Mr. Clutter...

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Unformatted text preview: Mr. Clutter Mr. Clutter Villegas Middle School Villegas Middle School February 2007 1. MARCH 7, 1942 1. MARCH 7, 1942 First Black cadets graduate from flying school at Tuskegee, Alabama. In June 1943, the first squadron of Black aviators, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, flew its first combat mission. 2. NOVEMBER 3, 1942 2. NOVEMBER 3, 1942 William L. Dawson is elected to Congress from Chicago. On August 1, 1944, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., of Harlem became the first Black Congressman from the East. 3. APRIL 3, 1944 3. APRIL 3, 1944 The Supreme Court rules in Smith v. Allwright that White primaries could not exclude Black voters. 4. MAY 8, 1945 4. MAY 8, 1945 Germany surrenders on V-E Day, Japan surrendered on September 2, V-J Day, ending World War II. A total of 1,154,720 Blacks were inducted into the Armed Services. Many returned to America and attended college with GI Bill of Rights benefits. 5. OCTOBER 23, 1945 5. OCTOBER 23, 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers who moved to Los Angeles in 1958, sign Jackie Robinson {Died 10- 24-72} and send him to their Montreal farm team. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his debut at Ebbetts Field and became the first Black in the Major Leagues in modern times. 6. MARCH 21, 1946 6. MARCH 21, 1946 Kenny Washington signs with the Los Angeles Rams and becomes the first Black player in professional football in 13 years. Three other Blacks: Woody Strode of the Rams; Ben years....
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