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1863 : Johnny Clem Becomes the Famous Drummer Boy of Chickamauga
1863 : Johnny Clem Becomes the Famous Drummer Boy of Chickamauga
Sep 20 all-day
1863 : Johnny Clem Becomes the Famous Drummer Boy of Chickamauga
Separating fact from myth is always hard when it comes to celebrity soldiers like Clem. He was born Aug. 13, 1851, in Newark, Ohio, and was just 9 years old when he “ran off to … Continue reading "1863 : Johnny Clem Becomes the Famous Drummer Boy of Chickamauga"
1889 : 160 Issues of Plaindealer, One of Detroit’s First Afro-American Newspapers (Sept. 20, 1889-May 19, 1893)
1889 : 160 Issues of Plaindealer, One of Detroit’s First Afro-American Newspapers (Sept. 20, 1889-May 19, 1893)
Sep 20 all-day
1889 : 160 Issues of Plaindealer, One of Detroit's First Afro-American Newspapers (Sept. 20, 1889-May 19, 1893)
The Plaindealer broke ground not only as Detroit’s first black newspaper but as one of the first of its kind in the country. Its creators referred to the Plaindealer as an “Afro-American” newspaper, consciously rejecting … Continue reading "1889 : 160 Issues of Plaindealer, One of Detroit’s First Afro-American Newspapers (Sept. 20, 1889-May 19, 1893)"
1912 : Ballot Proposal Blunder
1912 : Ballot Proposal Blunder
Sep 20 all-day
On September 20, 1912, it was discovered that the Michigan Legislature made a blunder in preparing a ballot proposal on equal rights for the public. They failed to include the whole amendment and so the … Continue reading "1912 : Ballot Proposal Blunder"
1918 : Charles Howard Wright Born, Founder of Wright Museum of African American History
1918 : Charles Howard Wright Born, Founder of Wright Museum of African American History
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1918 : Charles Howard Wright Born, Founder of Wright Museum of African American History
Charles Howard Wright was born in Dothan, Alabama.  He attended Southeast Alabama High School. The school had few resources, only four teachers, and no heat or indoor plumbing. He graduated in 1935 without even taking … Continue reading "1918 : Charles Howard Wright Born, Founder of Wright Museum of African American History"
2017 : MSU Dedicates Grand Rapids Medical Research Center
2017 : MSU Dedicates Grand Rapids Medical Research Center
Sep 20 all-day
Amid protests over Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ appearance, Michigan State University cut the ribbon Wednesday on its Grand Rapids Medical Research Center, an $88 million building where researchers will work on cures for cancer, … Continue reading "2017 : MSU Dedicates Grand Rapids Medical Research Center"
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