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On this day, 08 January, in African-American history...

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1811 - Believed to be the largest slave revolt in American history, 500 slaves led by Charles Deslonde marched on New Orleans.

1867 - Congress granted black men the right to vote in Washington, DC, even though Congress had to override President Andrew Johnson's veto.

1875 - A successful businessman, George Washington (not the first American president) founded the city of Centerville, VA.

1911 - Actress Butterfly McQueen was born.

1915 - The oldest black-owned theater, Karamu House, was founded in Cleveland, OH.

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