Selma to Montgomery ...

    1965 – Selma to Montgomery March Begins. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., approximately 3,200 people began to march from of Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama under the protection of federal troops. Walk about 12 miles each day and sleeping in empty fields at night,...

Texas Western College Defeats Kentucky Mar19

Texas Western Colleg...

    1966 – Texas Western College defeated the University of Kentucky to win the Men’s NCAA tournament championship in College Park, Maryland. The game was significant in that Texas Western started five Black players, the first time an all-black starting five had won the...

Tammi Terrell Dies

    1970 – Motown superstar Tammi Terrell dies. Terrell became a star singing as alongside Marvin Gaye to run off a string of four major hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” During a performance at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in October...

Black Confederate Soldiers Authorized Mar13

Black Confederate So...

1964 – Black soldiers authorized to fight for the Confederate States of America. The Confederate troops were struggling against the onslaught of the Union Army, which was making inroads into the Carolinas by General William T. Sherman and Richmond, Virginia under the attacks led by...

Wendell Scott Inducted into NASCAR Hall Jan30

Wendell Scott Induct...

1844 – Richard Theodore Greener born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Greener becomes the first African American to graduate from Harvard University, receiving a degree in a bachelor’s degree in 1870. His admission to Harvard was “an experiment” by the administration and...

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