Dora Franklin Finley
This Month in African American History
AUGUST 4, 1961
Barack Hussein Obama II, the first African American President of the United States, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
AUGUST 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote.
AUGUST 12, 1922
Emma Ophelia DeVore, the first prominent African American model in the U.S., was born in Edgefield, South Carolina.
AUGUST 20, 1619
The first 20 Africans were brought to what would become Jamestown, Virginia aboard a Dutch ship.
AUGUST 22, 1791
The Haitian Revolution began when slaves in Saint Domingue (Haiti) rose in revolt and plunged the French colony into a 12-year war.

AUGUST 26, 1920
19th Amendment to the Constitution ratified, giving women the right to vote.

Find more interesting historical facts at AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 365.

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