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...