• TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: October 5

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    bookerAfrican Americans replace reluctant whites on the field of battle due to rising white desertions in the Continental Army (1777).

    Monroe Baker, a well-to-do Black businessman, named mayor of St. Martin, Louisiana (1867). He was probably the first Black to serve as mayor of a town.

    First Reconstruction legislature met in Richmond, Virginia (1869).

    Booker T. Washington, leaves Malden, West Virginia to enter Hampton Institute (1872).

    Congresswoman, Yvonne Burke, born (1932).

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