1992; Alex Haley, American biographer, scriptwriter, author who became famous with the publication of the novel ROOTS, dies.
1927; 1946 Georgia-born Jackie Robinson — major league baseball’s first black player — married Rachel Isum.
1940; Singer Roberta Flack was born
1868; Conservatives, aided by military forces, seized convention hall and established effective control over Reconstruction process in Florida. Republican conservatives drafted new constitution which concentrated political power in hands of governor and limited the impact of the Black vote.
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