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On this day, 02 January, in African-American history...

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1800 - Free blacks from Philadelphia, PA, petition Congress to end slavery. The petition was not successful.

1898 - Sadie Alexander, one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in economics and who was also a pioneer for black women in the field of law, was born.

1903 - When the U.S. Post Office in Indianola, MS, refused to accept its new, African-American post mistress, President Theodore Roosevelt shut them down.

1915 - John Hope Franklin, educator and famous historian, was born.

1965 - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calls for non-violent protests to confront discrimination in voter registration in Alabama.

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