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ON THIS DAY, MAY 20:

1)1972-Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr., known as rapper, producer, and actor Busta Rhymes, was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY; 2)1971-Pentagon report said Blacks constituted 11% of the U.S. soldiers in southeast Asia. The report said 12.5% of all soldiers killed in Vietnam since 1961 were Black; 3)1961-Mob attacked Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy dispatched 400 U.S. Marshals to Montgomery to keep order; 4)Afro Cuban writer and literary activist Lydia Cabrera was born in Havana, Cuba; 5)1868-Republican National Convention held in Chicago, IL. P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana and James J. Harris were delegates to the convention; Harris was named to the committee which informed Ulysses S. Grant of his nomination. Blacks also served for the first time as presidential electors: Robert Meacham of FL; B.F. Randolph, Stephen A. Swails, and Alonzo J. Ransier of SC. Robert N.C. Nix elected to Congress; 6)1743-François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture, known as Toussaint L'Ouverture - leader of the Haitian Revolution, was born in Saint-Domingue (later known as Haiti). #BlackHistory365 #BlackIsBeautiful #PhotoGrid