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John Singleton

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1992
John Singleton ~ (film director) becomes the first Black director to be nominated for an Academy Award
1919
WEB Dubois ~ (activist) organizes the first Pan-African Congress
1940
William “Smokey” Robinson ~ (singer and recording artist) is born Detroit, Michigan

On This Day In Black History: February 18  was originally published on praisecharlotte.com