Lincoln University Founded Apr29

Lincoln University F...

1854 – Lincoln University, a Historically Black College University,was chartered on April 29, 1954 in  Oxford, Pennsylvania. 1992 – The Rodney King Trial Verdict Announced – A Simi Valley jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of motorist Rodney King....

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 receive an M.D....

Morehouse College Organized in Augusta, Georgia Feb14

Morehouse College Or...

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...

University of Alabama Admits First Black Student Feb03

University of Alabam...

1956 – U of Alabama First Black Student Autherine Juanita Lucy becomes the first black student to attend the University of Alabama. She was born on October 5, 1929 in Shiloh, Alabama and attended Linden Academy from which she graduated in 1947. She then attended Selma...

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...

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. 1941 – The...

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