W. E. B. DuBois Born

1868 – Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass. 1915 – Death of Robert Smalls Death of Robert Smalls (75), Reconstruction congressman, in Beaufort, South Carolina. 1929 – Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard born Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time. 1995 – Melvin Franklin dies Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was...

Carl Rowan Named Director of the U.S Information Agency...

1964 – Carl T. Rowan named director of the United States Information Agency. 1906 – Willam Brown-Chappell was born Pioneer aviator, Willam Brown-Chappell was born, 1906 1773 – Phillis Wheatley freed Poet Phillis Wheatley, born a slave in 1754, was freed and her first book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published. The book of poetry is said to have been widely acclaimed in the United States and...

John H. Johnson Born

Jan. 19th – 1918 – John H Johnson born. John H Johnson, publisher of “Ebony Magazine” and “Jet” was born, 1918 1969 – UCLA names building after Ralph Bunche January 19, 1969 – UCLA renames its social science buildings to honor alumnus Ralph...