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January other Notable African American Achievers

1624 3-Jan William Tucker first African American child born in America

1831 6-Jan The World Anti-Slavery Convention opens in London

1851 25-Jan Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio

1856 18-Jan Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, pioneer heart surgeon born

1863 1-Jan President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emanicipation Proclamation

1864 10-Jan George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist was born

1865 24-Jan Congress passed the 13th Amendment which on ratification abolished slavery in America

1866 9-Jan Fisk University was founded in Nashville, Tennessee

1890 7-Jan William B. Purvis patents fountain pen

1891 23-Jan Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founded Provident Hospital in Chicago, one of the first school of nursing for black students in the U.S.

1908 15-Jan Alpha Kappa Alpha, first African American sorority founded at Howard University

1936 21-Jan Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan was born

1942 17-Jan Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali born

1961 27-Jan Leontyne Price made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House

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