Ron Brown Elected Chairman of the Democratic Party Feb10

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Ron Brown Elected Chairman of the Democratic Party

1927 – Ron Brown elected Chairman of the Democratic Party
Attorney Ronald Brown was elected national chairman of the Democratic Party and became the first African American to hold the post. Brown was later appointed Secretary of Commerce under the Clinton administration in 1994. He served in this capacity until he was killed in 1996 when he and 32 others died in a plane cras…

1992 – Alex Haley, renowned author, dies
American biographer, scriptwriter, author who became famous with the publication of the novel ROOTS, which traces his ancestry back to Africa and covers seven American generations as they are taken slaves to the United States. The book was adapted to television series, and woke up an interest in genealogy, particularly…
1964 – 1964 After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of
1964 After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a vote of 290-130. The bill prohibited any state or local government or public facility from denying access to anyone because of race or ethnic origin. It further gave the U.S….
1966 – Andrew Brimmer appointed to Fed. Reserve Bd.
Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President Johnson