This Day In Black History: August 16

George Olden’s design to commemorate the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, marked the first time an African-American created a U.S. postage stamp. Source: http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/first-black-artist-to-design-a-u-s-postage-stamp

This Day In Black History: August 11

Marquette Frye and his family were arrested, sparking the massive Watts Riots. Source: https://rediscovering-black-history.blogs.archives.gov/2015/08/11/doj-litigation-case-file-on-the-watts-riot-august-11-17-1965/

This Day In Black History: August 10

Carl Lewis duplicated Jesse Owens’ Olympic record of earning four gold medals at the games in Los Angeles. Source: https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2013/08/10/this-day-in-black-history-august-10-1984.html