Crispus Attucks Dies in the Boston Massacre Mar05

Crispus Attucks Dies in the Boston Massacre...

1770 – Crispus Attucks On this day, Crispus Attucks, an escaped slave became the first man killed in the cause of America’s freedom. This event is better known as the ‘Boston Massacre’. 1985 – Mary McLeod Bethune commemorative stamp The Mary McLeod Bethune commemorative stamp is issued by the U.S. Postal Service as the eighth stamp in its Black Heritage USA...

Tuskegee Airmen Established Feb19

Tuskegee Airmen Established...

1942 – Tuskegee Airmen initiated The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II. 1940 – Smokey Robinson born Soul singer William “Smokey” Robinson born in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson’s first singing group was the Miracles which he formed in 1955 while still in high school. The group’s first success came in 1960 with the hit, “Shop Around.” 1992 – John Singleton, Director John Singleton,the first African American director to be nominated for the Academy Award is nominated for best director and best screenplay for his first film Boyz N the Hood. 1919 – Pan-African Congress Meeting Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met a Grand Hotel, Paris. There were fifty-seven delegates sixteen from the United States and fourteen from Africa form sixteen countries and colonies. Blaise Diagne of Senegal was elected president and Du Bois was named...

Gen Benjamin O. Davis Born Dec18

Gen Benjamin O. Davis Born...

General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Born. 1912 – General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was born on this day in Washington, DC. Davis was the son of Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., a renowned military officer, the first Black General in the United States Army. Davis, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming the first Black Air Force General, retiring as a four star General. He was also noteworthy as the Commander of the 99th Pursuit Squadron and then the the 332nd Fighter Group, the famous Tuskegee Airmen. Slavery Abolished in the United States Following the ratification by the requisite three-quarters of the states, the 13th Amendment is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Henceforth, this ensured that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their...