Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Sun, 1487-05-29

    *The birth of Juan Garrido in 1487 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black African Spanish conquistador.

    Born in Africa, he went to...

  • Sun, 1785-05-29

    On this date, we celebrate African American architecture. Blacks have been involved in building and architecture since the colonial era of...

  • Tue, 1821-05-29

    *The origin of the African Grove Theater in 1821 is celebrated on this date.

    Based in Manhattan, in its seven years of existence the...

  • Fri, 1914-05-29

    On this date in 1914, Henry McBay was born. He was an African American scientist and educator.

    Henry Ransom Cecil McBay was from Mexia,...

  • Sat, 1943-05-29

    On this date in 1943, a Black soldier of the 364th Army infantry was killed on an Army base in Mississippi.

    This was the beginning of...

  • Tue, 1962-05-29

    *On this date in 1962 the first Black American coached in major league baseball. John “Buck” O’Neil started managing the Chicago Cubs on this...

  • Tue, 1973-05-29

    On this date in 1973, Tom Bradley became the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, CA.

    He defeated incumbent Sam Yorty, and thus...

  • Wed, 1974-05-29

    The birth of Aaron McGruder in 1974 is celebrated on this date. He is an African American cartoonist and social commentator through media....