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Today In History

‘Leontine Turpeau Kelly, the first African-American woman Bishop in the United Methodist Church, was born in Washington, DC, today March 5, 1920.’

'Blanche Kelso Bruce (Mississippi) was sworn into the U.S. Senate today March 5, 1875. Bruce was the first African-American to serve a full six-year Senate term.’

'Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, civil rights leader and founder of both Bethune Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Woman, was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp today March 5, 1985.’

'The American Negro Academy was founded today March 5, 1897. Founded by Alexander Crummel, the organization’s purpose was to promote higher education through literature, science and the arts.’

(photo #1: Leontine Turpeau Kelly/photo #2: Blanche Kelso Bruce/photo #3: Mary McLeod Bethune/photo #4: Alexander Crummel)

- CARTER Magazine