Negro History Week Established Feb01

Negro History Week E...

1926 – Negro History Week Begins What is now known as Black History Month, was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976. 1865 – First African American Before US Supreme Court John Sweat Rock (1825-1866), a...

Greensboro Sit-ins T...

1960 – Greensboro sit-ins takeplace The primary event took place at the¬†Greensboro, North CarolinaWoolworth’s store, now the¬†International Civil Rights Center and Museum. 1997 – First 24-Hour Black Movie Channel BET Holdings and Encore Media Corp. launch BET Movie/Starz the...

Doug Williams, the first African American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl game, is named MVP in Super Bowl XXII. Jan31

Doug Williams, the f...

1988 – Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, the first African American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl game, is named MVP in Super Bowl XXII. 1962 – First Black to Command U.S. Warship Samuel L Gravely becomes first Black...

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Passes by the House of Representatives Jan31

13th Amendment to th...

1865 – Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on ratification, abolished slavery in America. The vote in the House was 121 to 24. 1919 – Baseball Great Jackie Robinson born In Cairo, Georgia on this date baseball great...

Martin Luther King, ...

1956 – Home of Martin Luther King Jr Home of Martin Luther King Jr. Montgomery bus boycott leader bombed. 1900 – John Parker, Underground Railroad Conductor died Born: 1827 Died: January 30, 1900 Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia John P. Parker was born in Norfolk, Virginia , the son...

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