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"From Emmett Till's death to President Obama's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination, August 28 throughout the years has been a significant date in African-American history. Director Ava DuVernay, who made the orientation film for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, tells Gayle King why she decided to create the film around the historical date." via CBS NEWS
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August 28, 1833: Slavery was abolished in the United Kingdom
August 28, 1955: 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered by three white men
August 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.
August 28, 2005: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. The storm, which devastated New Orleans, inordinately impacted many of the city’s black residents.
August 28, 2008: Then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the democratic nomination for president, becoming the first black man to ever win the nomination and bid for presidency.
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