TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: September 21

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Andrew Jackson issued his Proclamation at Mobile, Ala., urging free Blacks “to rally around the standard of the eagle” in the War of 1812. (1814)

Blacks fought in the land and water battles of the War of 1812. (1812)

John Henry Conyers of South Carolina became the first Black student at Annapolis Naval Academy. (1872)

Inventor, FW Leslie, patents the envelope seal (1891)

Atlanta Life Insurance Company was founded (1905)

Southern Regional Council announced that the Sit-In Movement had effected twenty states and more than one hundred cities in Southern and Border States in period from February, 1960, to September, 1961. (1961)

General Colin Powell named Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff. (1989)

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