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...
On this date in 1991, Anita Hill a University of Oklahoma law professor, gave senate testimony accusing Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of...
*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,...
On this date in 1992, Carol Mosely Braun, a Democrat from Illinois, became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Senate...
*This date from 1993 celebrates Black Love Day (BLD) in America. BLD is the 3rd nationally, commemorated African American holiday wholyday....
*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...
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...
*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,...
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