Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points Mar02

Wilt Chamberlain Sco...

 1807 – Congress bans the slave trade Congress banned the slave trade, prohibiting “the importation of slaves into the United States or the territories thereof” after January 1, 1808. 1867 – Universities and Colleges established Howard University established. Also...

Harry Belafonte Born

 1927 – Harry Belafonte born Singer/Actor Harry Belafonte is born in New York. 1960 – Pope John elevated Bishop Laurian Rugambwa of Pope John elevated Bishop Laurian Rugambwa of Tanganyika to College of Cardinals, the first Black cardinal in the modern era. 1949 – Joe...

Michael Jackson Wins...

 1984 – Michael Jackson, entertainer wins 8 Grammys Musician and entertainer Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards. His album, “Thriller”, broke all sales records to-date, and remains one of the top-grossing albums of all time. 1943 – Porgy and Bess opened on...

Hattie McDaniel Wins...

Feb. 29th  1940 – Hattie McDaniel wins Oscar On this day, Hattie McDaniel known for her supporting roles became the first African American to win the Oscar Award for her role as ‘Mammy’in the movie ‘Gone With The Wind’. Not only was she the first African American...

Marian Anderson Born

 1902 – Marian Anderson born 2/27/1902: On this day Marian Anderson, who will become a world-renowned opera singer and the first African American soloist to perform at hte White House , is born in Philadelphia, PA. 1988 – Debi Thomas 1st Black to win winter Olympic medal Figure...

Fats Domino Born

 1928 – Singer “Fats” Domino born Singer “Fats” Domino born. 1964 – Cassius Clay Becomes Muhammad Ali On this day, the Kentucky boxer known to all as Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali as he accepted Islam and rejected Christianity. “I...

Cassius Clay Defeats Sonny Liston to Become World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb25

Cassius Clay Defeats...

 1964 – Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. 1870 – Hirman R. Revels Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress. 1975 – Death...

Jimmy Ellis Born Feb24

Jimmy Ellis Born

 1940 – Heavy weight boxer Jimmy Ellis born Former world heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis was born James Albert Ellis in Louisville, Kentucky. Ellis won the World Boxing Association title after beating Jerry Quarry in April 1968. 1864 – First Black Woman to receive an...

W. E. B. DuBois Born

 1868 – Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass. 1915 – Death of Robert Smalls Death of Robert Smalls (75), Reconstruction congressman, in Beaufort, South...

Julius Erving Born Feb22

Julius Erving Born

 1950 - Julius Erving Born  

Malcolm X Assassinat...

 1965 – Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment. 1940 – John Lewis, founder and chairman of SNCC,...

Frederick Douglass D...

 1895 – Frederick Douglass Dies Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies on this date in Washington, DC. 1927 – Sidney Poitier, actor born Actor and thespian Sidney Poitier born. 1936 – Jazz singer Nancy Wilson born Jazz singer, actress, Nancy Wilson born in Chillicothe,...

Toni Morrison Born

 1931 – Toni Morrison born Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford) was born on this day. 1894 – Paul Revere Williams, renowned architect, born Paul Revere Williams, renowned architect, born

Tuskegee Airmen Established Feb19

Tuskegee Airmen Esta...

 1942 – Tuskegee Airmen initiated The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War...

Jim Brown Born Feb17

Jim Brown Born

 1936 – James Nathaniel Brown’s Birthday James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA 1942 – Huey Newton Born An illiterate high-school graduate, Newton taught himself how to read before attending Merritt...

Joe Frazier Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb16

Joe Frazier Becomes ...

 1970 – Joe Frazier Joe Frazier becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. 1957 – Actor Levar Burton born Actor Levar Burton was born in Landsthul, Germany. Burton won fame for his acting in the television movie “roots,” which was based on the novel by Alex Haley. He...

Nat King Cole Dies

 1965 – Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Santa Monica, California. 1964 – Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” recording becomes his first and only...

Morehouse College Organized in Augusta, Georgia Feb14

Morehouse College Or...

 1867 – Morehouse College organized in Augusta, Georgia Morehouse College organized in Augusta, Georgia. The institution was later moved to Atlanta. New registration law in Tennessee abolished racial distinctions in voting. 1936 – National Negro Congress organized at...

New York Renaissance Formed Feb13

New York Renaissance...

 1920 – Andrew “Rube” Foster organizes the Negro National League, the first Black professional baseball league. The league included the St. Louis Giants, the Chicago American Giants, the Chicago Giants, the Cuban Stars, the Detroit Stars, the Dayton Marcos, the Kansas...

NAACP Founded

 1909 – NAACP founded 1934 – William “Bill” Felton Russell born Birthday of William Felton Russell, better known as “Bill” Russell, he was player-coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team in 1968 and 1969. Russell was born in Monroe, Louisiana. 1930...

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