*On this date in 1994, South Africa held its first all-race elections. This historic moment effectively dissolved the last pieces of apartheid in...
*On this date in 1994, South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth after an absence of 33 years. Their exclusion was based on international pressure...
This date in 1994 marks the anniversary of O. J. Simpsons' most famous run.
His audience was most of America, who followed on television...
On this date in 1995, the Million-Man March was held in Washington D.C.
Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam organized this...
*On this date in 1996, Ron Brown died. The aircraft that was carrying then Secretary of Commerce Brown and thirty-four other passengers crashed...
*On this date in 1997, Abner Louima was beaten. Louima, a Black Haitian immigrant was arrested and brutally attacked by four New York City police...
On this date in 1997, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)called for a formal dictionary revision of the word “...
*The Million Woman March occurred on this date in 1997. Black Women who networked on grassroots and global levels implemented it.
*On this date, in 1998, a Black man was sentenced for involvement in the Crown Heights riot. Lemrick Nelson Jr got 19 1/2 years in prison for his...
On this date in 1998, a Black man was dragged to his death in Jasper, TX.
Three white men with suspected ties to the Ku Klux Klan...
*On this date in 1999, Amadou Diallo was killed by four New York City police officers from the NYPD Street Crime Unit.
He was from the...
*On this date in 1999, the first African American chess player attained the rank of International Grand Master.
Maurice Ashley, a Jamaican...
On this date in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, more than 200,000 demonstrators marched to support a campaign for social justice for Aborigines,...
On this date in 2000, Colin Powell was appointed as United States Secretary of State. Accepting President-elect George W. Bush's nomination to be...
On this date in 2000, an African-American sheriff was murdered in Dekalb County, Georgia. Derwin Brown was gunned down in the driveway of his...
On this date in 2001, justice prevailed in the racial murder of four young girls in Alabama. A former Ku Klux Klan member was found guilty of...
On this date in 2001, the United States Civil Rights Commission, headed by Mary Frances Berry, issued the results of its six-month long study to...
On this date in 2001, the University of Alabama sorority system remained segregated. Melody Twilley, a junior at the University, was trying to...
On this date in 2001, 12 Black firefighters died during the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center in New York City.
They were among the...
On this date in 2001, a white police officer in Cincinnati, OH, was acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black man. The killing sparked that...
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