Morehouse College Organized in Augusta, Georgia Feb14

Morehouse College Organized in Augusta, Georgia...

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 Chicago National Negro Congress organized at Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new organization. 1946 – Gregory Hines, dancer born Entertainer and dancer Gregory Hines...

New York Renaissance Formed Feb13

New York Renaissance Formed...

 “The Harlem Renaissance formed.” The first Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance” organized. 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 City Monarchs and the Indianapolis ABC’s and Foster was named the first League President. 1970 – Joseph Searles admitted NYSEX The New York Stock Exchange admits its first Black member, Joseph...

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 – In Tuskegee, Alabama, the Rosenwald Fund made grants to the Alabama State Board In Tuskegee, Alabama, the Rosenwald Fund made grants to the Alabama State Board of Health to help meet the cost of a sutdy of syphilis in African American men living in rural Georgia and Alabama. Thus would begin a four decade long study of syphilis without treatment. Over 400 men were allowed to carry the disease with… 1793 – First fugitive slave law enacted by Congress In 1793, Congress passed the first Fugitive Slave Law to implement the provisions in the Constitution. It stated that to reclaim an escaped slave a master needed only to go before a magistrate and provide oral or written proof of ownership. The magistrate would then issue an order for the arrest of the slave. The...

Nelson Mandela is Released from Prison...

1990 – Nelson Mandela is released Nelson Mandela’s greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing. Locked up in his cell during daylight hours, deprived of music, both these simple pleasures were denied him for decades. With his fellow prisoners, concerts were organised when possi… 1976 – Clifford Alexander Jr Clifford Alexander, Jr. is confirmed as the first African American Secretary of the Army. He will hold the position until the end of President Jimmy Carter’s...

Ron Brown Elected Chairman of the Democratic Party Feb10

Ron Brown Elected Chairman of the Democratic Party...

1927 – Ron Brown elected Chairman of the Democratic Party Attorney Ronald Brown was elected national chairman of the Democratic Party and became the first African American to hold the post. Brown was later appointed Secretary of Commerce under the Clinton administration in 1994. He served in this capacity until he was killed in 1996 when he and 32 others died in a plane cras… 1992 – Alex Haley, renowned author, dies American biographer, scriptwriter, author who became famous with the publication of the novel ROOTS, which traces his ancestry back to Africa and covers seven American generations as they are taken slaves to the United States. The book was adapted to television series, and woke up an interest in genealogy, particularly… 1964 – 1964 After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of 1964 After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a vote of 290-130. The bill prohibited any state or local government or public facility from denying access to anyone because of race or ethnic origin. It further gave the U.S…. 1966 – Andrew Brimmer appointed to Fed. Reserve Bd. Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President...

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