Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Thu, 1849-03-29

    *The birth of Andrew Beard in 1849 is celebrated on this date. He was a black farmer and inventor.

    Andrew Jackson Beard was born a...

  • Mon, 1915-03-29

    *This date in 1915 celebrates the birth of Rev. Floyd Massey Jr. He was an African American minister and teacher.

    Born in Rock Hill, S....

  • 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...

  • Fri, 1918-03-29

    *On this date, Pearl Bailey was born in 1918. This African American singer, actress and entertainer, known for her comedic timing and charm, was...

  • Sun, 1925-03-29

    *Emlen Tunnell was born on this date in 1925. He was an African American football player, the first Black man inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame...

  • Wed, 1933-03-29

    *Eugene E. White was born on this date in 1933. He is an African American artist.

    From Ozan, Arkansas, White's roots are where many of...

  • Wed, 1944-03-29

    *On this date we remember the USS Mason, a WWII warship manned by a predominantly Black crew that served as a role model for the integration of U...