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Nearly 30 Years of Celebrating African American History
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George Washington Carver patents process of producing paints and stains on June 14, 1927.

Franklin D. Roosevelt issues executive order establishing Fair Employment Practices Commission on June 25, 1941.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes first black woman astronaut on June 5, 1987.

Aetna Calendar History

Welcome to Aetna's African American History Calendar Web site. Since 1982, Aetna has recognized the outstanding contributions of African Americans, past and present, in fields such as business, government, health care, education, athletics, arts, entertainment, and nutrition.

This Web site takes you through a journey of the past two decades of calendars. Three exemplary individuals are profiled within each calendar year. Enjoy your trip through African American history. It is a history that is rich with courageous and inspirational stories that touch every facet of American history and culture.

Current Aetna African American History Calendar

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