Sept. 7, 1917: Black artist Jacob Lawrence, famous for his “Migration Series” of paintings and Frederick Douglass, is born on this date in Atlantic City.

Sept. 8, 1965: Dorothy Dandrige, an actress who starred with Harry Belafonte in several films, is found dead in her Hollywood home. She was 41.

Sept. 10, 1974: After officers revolt in Portugal, the African nation of Guinea-Bissau, under the leadership of Amilcar Cabral, is granted it independence.