This week in black history

September 1997
Jet;09/08/97, Vol. 92 Issue 16, p22
Presents highlights in Afro-American history for the week of September 1, 1997. The promotion of Daniel `Chappie' James Jr. to four-star general in the Air Force in 1975; Bessie Coleman's American flight debut in 1922; The separation of seven-month-old Siamese twins joined at the head by the team of doctors led by Dr. Benjamin Carson in 1987.


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