Today in Black History: July 20, 1967

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On July 20, 1967, the first national Black Power Conference was held in Newark, NJ. There was over a thousand people who attended the conference, from different communities and organizations. The conference consisted of workshops, info on specific programs, and developed over 80 resolutions dealing with political, economic, and cultural issues. Nathan Wright Jr., was the chairman and the coordinators included Ossie Davis, James Farmer, Hoyt Fuller, Nathan Hare, Maulana Ron Karenga, Cleveland Sellers, and Chuck Stone.

For more information on the first national Black Power Conference visit here!

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