This Day in Black History highlights historical events and groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. Each day, BET.com presents a new historical fact and provides context for how these individuals and events influenced change. From the heroes of the Underground Railroad to the civil rights movement to the election of the country's first Black president, look back at how African-Americans have impacted the world.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2017

TUES, AUG 22, 8P/7C

HOSTED BY TARAJI P. HENSON

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