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Author, scholar and historian Lerone Bennett Jr. was born on this day, October 17, 1928 in Clarksdale, Misssissippi. Bennett is probably best known for his work as the longtime editor of Ebony Magazine.
Bennett’s other notable work includes the book Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962. 

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Author, scholar and historian Lerone Bennett Jr. was born on this day, October 17, 1928 in Clarksdale, Misssissippi. Bennett is probably best known for his work as the longtime editor of Ebony Magazine.

Bennett’s other notable work includes the book Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962.

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