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...

Morehouse College Organized Feb14

Morehouse College Or...

1817 – Frederick Douglass born in Talbot County, Maryland. Douglas escaped from slavery to become a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York and became known as a great orator and social reformer. He met with President Lincoln in 1963 to discuss...

University of Alabama Admits First Black Student Feb03

University of Alabam...

1870 – The 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, providing for Black suffrage. 1886 – The Southern League of Colored Base Ballists is founded, establishing the first Negro baseball league. 1903 – Jack Johnson defeated Denver Ed Martin to become the...

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 – John Sweat Rock, a doctor, lawyer and abolitionist from...

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Founded at Howard University Jan16

Zeta Phi Beta Sorori...

   1920 – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Founded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, founded at Howard University in 1920, incorporated. 1776 – Continental Congress approved Washington’s order Continental Congress approved Washington’s order on the enlistment of free Blacks....

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founded Jan15

Alpha Kappa Alpha So...

   1908 – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first organization of black Greek sisterhood was founded on this date at Howard University in Washington, D. C. by Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle). 1970 – Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church honored...

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