Douglas Wilder is Sworn in as Governor of Virginia Jan13

Douglas Wilder is Sw...

1990 – Lawrence Douglas Wilder of Virginia is Inaugurated as the First Black Governor On this date in 1990, Lawrence Douglas Wilder of Virginia is inaugurated as the first Black to be elected governor in the United States. Wilder was elected in Virginia by a margin of approximately 7,00...

African National Congress Founded Jan08

African National Con...

1912 – African National Congress Founded. African National Congress was founded on this date in 1912. ┬áThe African National Congress is the Republic of South Africa’s governing political party and was originally named the┬áSouth African Native National Congress. The...

Jesse Jackson Frees Pilot Jan03

Jesse Jackson Frees ...

1984 – Jesse Jackson Secures Release of Black Pilot. On this date in 1984, Reverend Jesse Jackson was able to secure the release of a U.S. Bombardier Navigator. Lt. Robert Goodman was part of a crew on a bombing mission over Beirut when his plane was hit by a missile. It crashed,...