Malcolm X Assassinat...

    1965 – Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment. 1940 – John Lewis, founder and chairman of...

Frederick Douglass D...

    1895 – Frederick Douglass Dies Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies on this date in Washington, DC. 1927 – Sidney Poitier, actor born Actor and thespian Sidney Poitier born. 1936 – Jazz singer Nancy Wilson born Jazz singer, actress, Nancy Wilson born in...

NAACP Founded

1793 – Congress passed the first Fugitive Slave Law. The law allowed that in order to reclaim an escaped slave, a master need only to go before a magistrate and provide oral or written proof of ownership. The magistrate would then issue an order for the arrest of the slave. The law...

Nelson Mandela is Re...

   1915  – Folk and Blues singer Josh White was born in Greenville, South Carolina. White’s music was very prominent in the 1940’s and his was a personal friend and confidant of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, but the anti-segregationist and international human...

Rosa Parks Born

1794 – The First African Methodist Episcopal Church is founded by Bishop Richard Allen of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The church is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal congregation in the nation and was created after African-American members of St. George’s...

President Truman Sen...

1862 – President Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. 1914 – Sculptor William Ellisworth Artis was born in Washington, North Carolina.     1915 – Biologist Ernest E. Just Receives Spingarn Medal for his pioneering work in cell...

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