On this day in Black History:
- First organized emigration of U.S. Blacks back
to Africa, from New York to Sierra Leone, 1820
- Melvin B. Tolson, author, educator, poet, born-1898
- Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae star is born.
- Jail-in movement started in Rock Hill, S.C., when students refused to pay fines and requested jail sentences. Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee urged south-wide "Jail, No Bail" campaign.
In 1993, Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon.
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