Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown Killed in Plane Crash Apr03

Secretary of Commerc...

    Today in Black History   1996 – Ron Brown, the Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton Administration was killed when the plane he was traveling on crashed into a mountainside near Dubrovnik, Croatia. Brown was on a trip to the war-torn region of the former Yugoslavia with a...

Ron Brown Elected Chairman of the Democratic Party Feb10

Ron Brown Elected Ch...

1854 – Joseph Charles Price was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Price was a great orator and was one of the founders of and was the first president of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.         1927 – Noted opera singer Leontyne Price was born. In...

Colin Powell Named Secretary of State Jan20

Colin Powell Named S...

    2001 – First Black Secretary of State Colin Luther Powell is sworn in by President George W. Bush as Secretary of State. He is the first black secretary of state in U.S. history. 1977 – William T. Coleman Steps down as Secretary of Transportation On this date William...

Hiram Revels Elected Senator Jan20

Hiram Revels Elected...

    1870 – Hiram Rhodes Revels elected senator Hiram Rhodes Revels elected senator (from Mississippi), becoming the first Black US Senator in the US 1936 – Barbara Jordan was born Congresswoman, Barbara Jordan was born, 1936 1947 – Josh Gibson Baseball’s Josh...

P.B.S. Pinchback elected to the U. S. Senate. Jan14

P.B.S. Pinchback ele...

   1873 – P.B.S. Pinchback Elected to the Senate P.B.S. Pinchback elected to the U. S. Senate. He had previously served as the Governor of Louisiana when then incumbent Governor Henry Warmoth was impeached. Pinchback was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and thus...

Robert Weaver Appointed To a Presidential Cabinet Jan13

Robert Weaver Appoin...

   1966 – First Black Appointed To a Presidential Cabinet Robert Weaver became the first Black appointed to a presidential cabinet when he was named to serve as the Secretary Department of Housing and Urban Development President Lyndon B. Johnson. The department was newly...

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