This Week In Black History

October 1998
Jet;10/26/98, Vol. 94 Issue 22, p39
Presents information on Black history in the United States pertaining to John Birks `Dizzy' Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson and Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. Day on which Gillespie was born; When gospel singer Jackson died; When Davis was designated the first Black general of the United States Air Force.


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