Historic Events by Name

  • Mon, 1842-03-28

    *William Carney was born on this date in 1842. He was a Black military officer.

    From Norfolk, Virginia, his mother was held in captivity...

  • Thu, 1878-03-28

    *On this date in 1878 Arthur Spingarn was born. He was an Jewish American historian, lawyer and activist.

    From New York City, in 1897...

  • Tue, 1882-03-28

    *On this date in 1882, Black inventor Elijah McCoy patented the Lubricator Cup. The devise dripped small amounts of oil onto moving engine parts...

  • Wed, 1900-03-28

    *On this date in 1900, Britain asked the Ashanti of Ghana for the Golden Stool.

    This was an attempt to get colonial control by...

  • Sat, 1925-03-28

    *This date marks the birth of Ed Wilson in 1925. An African American sculptor, he was known for figurative works that are typically created in...

  • Wed, 1934-03-28

    *This date celebrates the formation of the Golden Gate Quartet in 1934. They were one of the early Gospel singing groups in Black America....

  • Tue, 1939-03-28

    *On this date in 1939, the "Harlem Rens" became the first all Black pro basketball team to win a World Championship.

    Harlem Renaissance...

  • Tue, 1972-03-28

    *The two surviving Soledad Brothers were acquitted on this date in 1972. An all-white jury cleared Fleeta Dumgo and John Cluchette of murder...

  • Sun, 2004-03-28

    *On this date in 2004 National security adviser Condoleezza Rice said she will not testify publicly in front of the independent September 11th...