Dred Scott Decision bu the U.S. Supreme Court Mar06

Dred Scott Decision bu the U.S. Supreme Court...

1857 – Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court opened Northern territory to slavery and denied citizenship to American Blacks. 1775 – Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were initiated into British Military Lodge No. 441 of the Masons at Fort Independence, Massachusetts. Hall was a leather-dresser and caterer. On July 3, 1775, African Lodge No.1 was organized in Boston by a group of Black Masons. 1901 – Virginia State University is founded Virginia State University is...

Rodney King Beaten by LAPD Mar03

Rodney King Beaten by LAPD...

1991 – Rodney King is beaten by a group of white policemen in Los Angeles, Calif Rodney King is beaten by a group of white policemen in Los Angeles, Calif 1932 – Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on this day. Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on this day. 1821 – Thomas L. Jennings¬†Granted Patent Thomas L. Jennings is the first Black to be granted a patent in the United States for his process ti “Dry-Scour”...

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Passes by the House of Representatives Jan31

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Passes by the House of Representatives...

1865 – Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on ratification, abolished slavery in America. The vote in the House was 121 to 24. 1919 – Baseball Great Jackie Robinson born In Cairo, Georgia on this date baseball great Jackie Robinson was born. The fifth African American to play major league baseball with a white team, Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, ending five decades of segregated baseball. At the time of his retirement in October 1972, Robinson is believed to have been t… 1934 – Etta Moten sings for President Etta Moten sings for President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at a White House Dinner. It is the first time an African American actress performs at the White...

Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman Jan26

Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman...

 1948 РExecutive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by Preside Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman 1893 РFirst Black American woman aviator, Bessie Coleman was born, 1893 First Black American woman aviator, Bessie Coleman was born, 1893 1944 РActivist, Angela Davis was born Activist, Angela Davis was born 1958 РBirthday of Anita Baker, Grammy award winning singer. Birthday of Anita Baker, Grammy award winning...

Constance Baker Motley Sworn in as Federal Judge Jan25

Constance Baker Motley Sworn in as Federal Judge...

1966 – Constance Baker Motley Constance Baker Motley – becomes the first african american woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship 1980 – Black Entertainment Television – BET Black Entertainment Television {BET} – first black owned company to be listed on the NYSE, begins broadcasting from Washington, DC 1851 – Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio. Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women’s Rights Convention, Akron,...

24th Amendment to U.S. Constitution Jan23

24th Amendment to U.S. Constitution...

1964 – 24th Amendment The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified. It abolishes poll tax, which was used as a means of preventing african americans from voting 1977 – ABC-TV begins televising the Roots mini-series (which would go on to be the most ABC-TV begins televising the Roots mini-series (which would go on to be the most watched mini-series in history), based on Alex Haley’s book 1821 – Liberia Minister Lott Cary left the United States leading a group of freed slaves, most of whom were members of the American Colonization Society, to colonize a small portion of West Africa. This area became known as the Republic of Liberia in 1847. 1941 – Richard Wright wins the Spingarn Medal for “Native Son” Richard Wright wins the Spingarn Medal for “Native...