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  • Tue, 1910-03-08

    *On this date in 1910 the world formally celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD). Since it’s beginning IWD is a global celebration of the...

  • Tue, 1912-03-12

    *On this date in 1912, the Registry marks the history of African American’s in the Girl Scouts of the USA.

    It was on this date that...

  • Mon, 1914-06-29

    The the Spingarn Medal was established on this day in 1914, one of the most prestigious annual awards given in African America.

    It is...

  • Tue, 1915-02-02

    *On this date in 1915 Ernest Just, biologist, received the Spingarn Medal for pioneering research on fertilization and cell division.

    He...

  • Mon, 1916-03-20

    *On this date in 1916, Ota Benga, an African pygmie kept in the Bronx Zoo, killed himself.

    Benga was brought to America from the Belgian...

  • Wed, 1916-03-29

    *The birth of Izola Ware Curry in 1916 is celebrated ion this date. She is the African American woman domestic who tried to kill Dr. Martin...

  • Mon, 1916-05-15

    The Waco Horror took place on this date in 1916, one of many lynching of Blacks by whites in America during the 20th century.

    Of the 492...

  • Sun, 1917-01-14

    On this date in 1917 Black soldiers in Houston, TX, retaliated against white racism.

    The hostile racial climate in Houston after...

  • Sat, 1917-07-28

    *On this date 1917, the first mass African American public demonstration against racism in the United States occurred. The only sounds were those...

  • Mon, 1917-10-15

    On this date in 1917, the first Black enlistees from West Point graduated from military duty at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

    The 20th century...

  • Mon, 1917-11-05

    On this date in 1917, the U.S. Supreme Court conceded that states cannot restrict and officially segregate African Americans in residential...

  • Tue, 1919-09-30

    *On this date in 1919 a Race Riot broke out in Elaine, Arkansas in Phillips County between Blacks and whites.

    At the time many African-...

  • Sat, 1920-06-05

    On this date in 1920, W. E. B. Du Bois was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal. With an overpacked audience at Bethel Church in Atlanta, GA, Du...

  • Tue, 1920-06-15

    On this date in 1920, three Black men were hanged in Duluth, Minnesota. One of the worst racial incidents of the last century went unresolved...

  • Mon, 1921-05-23

    On this date in 1921, "Shuffle Along" became one of the earliest African American Broadway Musicals. The show was an all-Black musical comedy by...

  • Tue, 1921-05-31

    On this date in 1921, 300 people died in the Tulsa Race riots, most of them Black, at the hands of a White mob.

    One of the worst race...

  • Fri, 1921-08-12

    *On this date in 1921, Lockard v. Evans, et al., was filed in Tulsa County District Court, Oklahoma. This was legal action from a group of...

  • Thu, 1922-07-20

    Barney Hill was born on this date in 1922. He was an African American man who, with his wife, were the first persons reportedly abducted by a UFO...

  • Sat, 1922-08-12

    *On this date in 1922, the home of Frederick Douglass in Washington D.C. was dedicated as a national memorial.

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  • Sat, 1922-11-04

    On this date in 1922, King Tut’s tomb was discovered. Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon found the grave in Egypt.

    The burial place of King...