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  • Mon, 1989-08-07

    *On this date in 1989 Congressman George Thomas "Mickey" Leland was killed in Africa. He and members of his congressional staff (including...

  • Sat, 1989-08-19

    *On this date in 1989, Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu of Johannesburg, the first Black Bishop of his church; defied apartheid laws by walking alone...

  • Mon, 1989-11-20

    On this date in 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of reverse discrimination suits.

    The establishment of racial quotas in the...

  • Thu, 1990-01-18

    On this date in 1990, the FBI and D.C. police arrested Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.

    He was charged with possession of cocaine at...

  • Fri, 1990-01-26

    *On this date in 1990, the first Black Woman executive in major league baseball MLB was named.

    Elaine Weddington Steward was named...

  • Fri, 1990-02-02

    *On this date in 1990, South African President F.W. de Klerk publicly promised to free imprisoned political prisoner Nelson Mandela and lift his...

  • Sun, 1990-02-11

    *On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He was (then) a South African political activist and member of the African...

  • Sun, 1990-06-10

    On this date in 1990, a Florida state court declared "As Nasty As They Wanna" be by the RAP Group "The 2 Live Crew" to be legally obscene. The...

  • Wed, 1990-06-13

    On this date in 1990, the first African American woman was named assistant coach in Division I NCAA basketball. Bernadette Locke was hired at the...

  • Tue, 1990-11-06

    On this date in 1990, Sharon Pratt Dixon was elected as the mayor of Washington D.C.

    Dixon was sworn in to the position on January 2,...

  • Sun, 1991-03-03

    *This date marks the anniversary of the Rodney King beating. On March 3, 1991, white police officers in Los Angeles, California, stopped a car...

  • Sat, 1991-03-16

    *On this date in 1991, Latasha Harlins was killed. Thirteen days after the Rodney King beating, a storeowner shot and killed Black teenager...

  • Mon, 1991-08-19

    *On this date in 1991 the Crown Heights riot occurred. The deaths of Melbourne Hasidic scholar Yankel Rosenbaum and Black seven-year-old Gavin...

  • Sun, 1991-10-06

    The Scott Joplin House opened as a Missouri State Historic site on this date in 1991. Joplin was an African American composer of Ragtime jazz in...

  • Fri, 1991-10-11

    On this date in 1991, Anita Hill a University of Oklahoma law professor, gave senate testimony accusing Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of...

  • Wed, 1992-04-29

    *On this date The Los Angeles (Rodney King) Riot began in 1992. One of the first major urban insurrections in the United States after the 1960s,...

  • Tue, 1992-11-03

    On this date in 1992, Carol Mosely Braun, a Democrat from Illinois, became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Senate...

  • Sat, 1993-02-13

    *This date from 1993 celebrates Black Love Day (BLD) in America. BLD is the 3rd nationally, commemorated African American holiday wholyday....

  • Mon, 1993-06-28

    *On this date in1993, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Shaw v Reno. The Supreme Court's position in this case was a troubled compromise...

  • Fri, 1994-04-22

    On this date in 1994 a mass murder of Africans began in Rwanda. The slaughter occurred in the town of Kibye, Rwanda. The conflict was between...