TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: October 11

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Redd FoxxJamaican national hero, Paul Bogle, leads a successful protest march to the Morant Bay Courthouse (1865).

The elevator as well as safety devices for elevators where invented by Alexander Miles, Patent # 371,207 (1887).

C.O. Bailiff patented the shampoo headrest (1898).

NAACP organizes the Education Fund and Legal Defense (1939)

Prison uprising, Washington, D.C., jail (1972).

Comedian John Elroy Sanford, “Redd Foxx,” dies at age 68 (1991).

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