Today in Black History, 8/8/2013 - On July 12, 1976, Barbara Jordan became the first African American woman to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. For more info, check out today's notes!
Saint Elmo Brady (December 22, 1884 - December 25, 1966) was the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in the United States, which he earned in 1916 from the University of Illinois. He taught at Tuskegee, Fisk, Howard and Tougaloo, and was the first African American admitted to Phi Lambda Upsilon, the chemistry honor society. #TodayInBlackHistory
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Members of female punk band 'Pussy Riot', Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich, sit behind bars before a court hearing in Moscow, July 20, 2012. They are on trial for a protest performance against Vladmir Putin.