Dr. Martin Luther Ki...

1913 – Blues legend Muddy Waters was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Born McKinley Morganfield he was a pioneer in the field of blues and had a profound impact on the history of rock and roll, influencing artists throughout the United States and in Britain, where many members of what...

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,...

Malcolm X Resigned f...

   1964 – Malcolm X resigned from the Nation of Islam Malcolm X resigned from the Nation of Islam. 1932 – Andrew Young born Andrew Young, former US United Nations ambassador, former congressman and former mayor of Atlanta, born in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1955 –...

Ralph Abernathy Born

   1926 – Rev. Ralph David Abernathy born The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Southern Christian Leadership Conference figure, was born in Linden, Alabama. 1959 – Flip Wilson Honored Comedian and television star Flip Wilson...

Harriet Tubman Dies

    1913 – Death of Harriet Tubman Death of Harriet Tubman, Auburn, New York. 1969 – James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to killing M.L.K. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in a Memphis court to charges of killing Martin Luther King Jr. He was sentenced to ninety-nine years in...

Walter F. White name...

   1931 – Walter F.White, NAACP Pres. Walter F. White named NAACP executive secretary. The NAACP has had many leaders since its beginning in 1910, but none was more determined and devoted than Walter F. White. This fair-skinned, blue-eyed man who wouldn’t pass worked a...

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