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'The Color Purple' TimesTalks: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Alice Walker, John Doyle

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1944
Alice Walker ~ (author of The Color Purple) born
1943
Barbara Lewis ~ (singer and songwriter) is born in South Lyon, Michigan
1995
Bernard Harris ~ becomes the first Black astronaut to take a spacewalk, dedicating it to the achievements of all African Americans
1971
Leroy “Satchel” Paige ~ elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
1965
Martin Luther King ~ (civil rights activist) meets with President Lyndon Johnson to discuss Black voting rights

On This Day In Black History – February 9 was originally published on praisecharlotte.com

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