Black History Journal

September 2011
Washington Informer;9/8/2011, Vol. 46 Issue 96, p6
The article offers developments related to history of African Americans between September 10, 1847 to September 16, 1933. Track and field athlete Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama. On September 14, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Service Act which allowed African Americans to enter all branches of the country's military. On September 16, 1848, The French government abolished slavery in all its territories.


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