Black Is: On This Day…

June 10th

Featured, History & Politics

On this day, June 10th:

 

1794 Richard Allen ~ founded the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia

 

1799 Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges ~ (composer, violinist and champion fencer) born

 

 

1898  Hattie McDaniel ~ first Black person to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With The Wind, 1940, was born

 

1875 James Augustine Healey ~ becomes first Black Catholic Bishop in the United States

 

1946 Jack Johnson ~ first Black heavyweight champion/ died

 

 

 

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