TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: September 18

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Segregation of schools in U.S.

Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law (1850)

Booker T. Washington delivered his “Atlanta Compromise” address at Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta (1895)

White students walked out of three schools in Gary, Ind. to protest integration (1945)

Rocker Jimi Hendrix dies at 27 (1970)

Jada Pinkett Smith, actress, was born (1971)

Arnold Tamayo, a Cuban, becomes the first Black person sent to space (1980)

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