Daniel Hale Williams was born on this date in 1858. He was an African American physician and surgical pioneer who performed the first successful...
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George Dawson was born on this date in 1898. He was an African American author and laborer and one of the oldest men in America to learn to read...
Johnny Bragg was born on this date in 1926. He was an African American singer.
He was born in Nashville, Tenn. As a teenager in 1943,...
*Randolph Bromery was born on this date in 1926. He is an African American Geophysicist, educator. Bromery was born and raised in Cumberland,...
*David Ruffin was born on this date in 1941. He was an African American singer.
From Whynot, MS. his family moved to Detroit where he...
*Dennis Johnson was born this date in 1945. He was an African American Television producer and director.
From Kenbridge, Va., and...
On this date in 1949, Rep. William L. Dawson of Illinois was elected chairman of House Expenditures Committee in Congress.
He was the...
On this date in 1958, Willie O’Ree became the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League (NHL).
O’Ree played for the Boston...
*Benjamin Jealous was born January 18, 1973. He is an African American Administrator, Journalist and Civil rights Activist.
On this date in 1990, the FBI and D.C. police arrested Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.
He was charged with possession of cocaine at...
*In honor of Martin Luther King Day which was first celebrated in 1986, we have the text of his speech I have a Dream. The Martin Luther King Day...
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