*On this date in 1836, the Mexican army began attacking the Alamo. This saga of the American story is an important piece of African-American...
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*This date marks the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois in 1868. He was an African American sociologist, one of the most important Black protest leaders...
*Agnes Smedley was born on this date in 1892. She was a White American activist. The daughter of a laborer, she was born in Osgood, Missouri...
*Louis Stokes was born on this date in 1925. He is an African American politician and administrator.
From Cleveland, Ohio, he was one of...
*Nick Gabaldon was born on this date 1927. He was an African American Surfer and California’s first Black Surfing Legend.
*Elston Howard was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American baseball player.
From St. Louis, he graduated from Vashon High...
*Claude Brown was born on this date in 1937. He was an African American writer and children’s advocate.
From Harlem, Brown's early...
*Haki R. Madhubuti was born on this date in 1942. He is an African American poet, essayist, and editor.
Born Donald Luther Lee (Don L....
*On this date in 1979, the first African-American man was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps.
*The 1982 establishment of the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is celebrated on this date. It is the oldest and largest organization of...
*On this date in 2004, Fifty U.S. Marines were headed to Haiti to protect their American Embassy and diplomats.
This occurred at Cap-...
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