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1. 1. 1955: 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped and lynched in Mississippi for looking at a white woman. (AP)

2. 2. 2005: Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans called for a mandatory evacuation, the first in an almost 300 year history. (AP)

3. 3. 1949: Riots prevented Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskills, NY. (AP)

4. 4. 1883: Slavery banned throughout British empire. (Photo: News One)

5. 5. 1957: Senator Thurmond began his 24-hour filibuster against the Civil Right bill. (Photo: AP)

6. 6. 1963: The March on Washington became the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history. (AP)

7. 7. 1963: “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (AP)

8. 8. 1964: Philadelphia race riots – 341 injured, 774 arrested and 225 stores damaged or destroyed. No one was killed. (AP)

9. 9. 1986: Tina Turner got her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo: AP)

10. 10. 1971: The number one song on the R&B charts was ‘Spanish Harlem’ by Aretha Franklin. (Photo: AP)

11. 11. 1991: Actor and Dancing with the Stars runner up Kyle Massey (Left) was born in Atlanta, GA. (Photo: AP)

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One thought on “This Day in Black History: August 28th

  1. msfineonenhere on said:

    as a child i remember the horrible pictures of this beautiful young boy after they pulled his body from the river r.i.p. emmett till

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