Black Confederate Soldiers Authorized Mar13

Black Confederate So...

1964 – Black soldiers authorized to fight for the Confederate States of America. The Confederate troops were struggling against the onslaught of the Union Army, which was making inroads into the Carolinas by General William T. Sherman and Richmond, Virginia under the attacks led by...

Mary J. Blige Born

   1971 – Mary J. Blige Born. Mary J. Blige was born on this date in 1971. She is an award winning musician, the recipient of nine Grammy awards. Mary was born in Savannah, Georgia and moved at an early age with her mother and sister to Yonkers, New York. She dropped out of...

African National Congress Founded Jan08

African National Con...

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

Gen Benjamin O. Davis Born Dec18

Gen Benjamin O. Davi...

    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...