Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Fri, 1510-07-22

    The birth of Alessandro de Medici in 1510 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Italian ruler during the 16th century.

    The son of a...

  • Thu, 1869-07-22

    *Adrienne Herndon was born on this date in1869. She was an African American actress, and designer.

    Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was...

  • Sat, 1916-07-22

    On this date in 1916 we celebrate the founding of The American Tennis Association (ATA), the first Black sports organization in the United States...

  • Sat, 1922-07-22

    Dorthea Church was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American fashion model and educator.

    Born Dorothea Towles in Texarkana...

  • Sat, 1939-07-22

    *Quincy Troupe was born on this date in 1939. He is an African American poet, performer, and editor.

    From St Louis, Missouri, he is the...

  • Mon, 1946-07-22

    Danny Glover was born on this date in 1946. He is an African American actor and director and an activist.

    Danny Lebern Glover was born...

  • Sat, 1967-07-22

    On this date we mark the assembly in Newark of the first Black Power Conference. In the tradition of the antebellum African American convention...

  • Tue, 1969-07-22

    *On this date in 1969 in York, Pennsylvania the National Guard was called to suppress a race riot.

    A white man shot Lillie Belle Allen (...