This Day in Black History Oct. 17

Wyclef Jean, the celebrated Haitian-American rapper, singer and songwriter, was born on Oct. 17, 1969. Source: This Day in Black History: Oct. 17, 1969 |

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This Day in Black History Oct. 16 1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos give Black Power salute at the Olympics

Sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the Black Power salute during the medal ceremony at the Olympics on Oct. 16, 1968. Source: This Day

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This Day in Black History Oct. 14 1969 Jackson 5 make their first national television appearance

The Jackson 5 make their first national television appearance on Oct. 14, 1969. Source: This Day in Black History: Oct. 14, 1969 | This Day

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This Day in Black History Oct. 14 Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize

On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rights movement at age 35, making

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This Day in Black History Oct. 13 1898 Edith Spurlock Sampson born

Attorney and judge Edith Spurlock Sampson, the first African-American to be appointed to the United Nations, was born on Oct. 13, 1898, in Pittsburgh. Source:

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This Day in Black History: Oct. 12, 1999 Wilt Chamberlain died

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain died of heart failure. He was 63. Source: This Day in Black History: Oct. 12, 1999

This Day In Black History Oct. 11 MC Lyte born

MC Lyte, the first female rapper to earn a gold single, was born on Oct. 11, 1970. Source: This Day In Black History: Oct. 11,

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