August 2004
New York Amsterdam News;8/26/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 38, p4
This article presents information on several events in the history of African Americans in the month of August in the United States. On August 26, 1943, William Dawson was elected as the African American Democratic Party vice presidential candidate. On August 27, 1963, political activist W.E.B. DuBois died. On August 29, 1920, jazz musician Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City. On August 30, 1983 African American Guion S. Bluford became the first African American astronaut in space from the United States.


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