*Augustus Washington’s birth in 1820 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American abolitionist and photographer specializing as a...
Historic Events by Name
*On this date in 1891, John Wesley Hardrick was born. He was an African American painter.
Hardrick was from Indianapolis, IN, where he...
The birth of Hubert Julian in 1897 is marked on this date. He was an African-American aviation pioneer, and businessperson.
*Learie Constantine was born on this date in 1901. He was a Black cricket player, broadcast journalist, administrator, lawyer, and politician....
*On this date in 1903, The New Hope Baptist Church of Newark was organized. The New Hope Baptist Church is one of the oldest Black churches in...
*On this date in 1905, the Atlanta Life Insurance Company was founded. They are the largest Black-owned stockholder insurance company in America...
*On this date we mark the birth of Kwame Nkrumah in 1909. He was a Black African Statesman and political activist from Ghana.
He led his...
*Dr Charles Watts was born on this date in 1917. He was an African American physician, surgeon, and activist for the poor.
*Sandy Stephens was born on this date in 1940. He was an African American football player and civic leader.
Sanford Emory Stephens II was...
*On this date in 1947, St. Louis parochial schools were put on notice to include Black kids or face religious discipline.
*On this date in 2002, the first African American woman to chair the Association of Community Colleges Trustees was elected.
*On this date in 2007, two students were shot and wounded at Delaware State University. The campus was locked down as police searched for a...
*On this date in 2011, a White supremacist gang member was executed for the infamous dragging death slaying of a Black man in 1998.
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