Deval Patrick | First Black Governor of Massachusetts

On July 31st, 1956, Deval Laurdine Patrick was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Deval Patrick was elected the first black governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He’s only the second black governor in U.S history.

Laurence Fishburne | Famous Actor, Director, Executive Producer

Laurence John Fishburne III was born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia. He is a famous actor, director, executive producer and writer. 

Today in History | July 21 | The First Black Daily Newspaper The New Orleans Tribune

The New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, was published on July 21, 1864. Created by Charles Louise Roudanez.The Tribune touched on key issues that affected black people and communities, by advocating for causes like civil rights, public education, and fair wages.