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June 10: The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, leader of the largest Black organization in history, passed away, 1940
June 10, 2021
June 10: The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, leader of the largest Black organization in history, passed away, 1940 ... read more »
June 8: In an effort to show his fitness for duty Col. Charles Young set out on a 497 mile trip via horseback from Wilberforce, OH to D.C., 1918
June 8, 2021
June 8: In an effort to show his fitness for duty Col. Charles Young set out on a 497 mile trip via horseback from Wilberforce, OH to D.C., 1918 ... read more »
May 15: Sigma Pi Phi, the first African American Greek-lettered organization, was formed in Philadelphia, PA, 1904
May 15, 2021
May 15: Sigma Pi Phi, the first African American Greek-lettered organization, was formed in Philadelphia, PA, 1904 ... read more »
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April 30: Robert C. Maynard bought the Oakland Tribune, which made him the first African American to own a major daily metropolitan newspaper, 1983
April 30, 2021
April 30: Robert C. Maynard bought the Oakland Tribune, which made him the first African American to own a major daily metropolitan newspaper, 1983 ... read more »
April 28: Kara Walker was elected into the prestigious American Philosophical Society, 2018
April 28, 2021
April 28: Kara Walker was elected into the prestigious American Philosophical Society, 2018 ... read more »
April 21: A ship named Azor left Charleston, SC on embark on a 42 day trip with 206 Africans to return to Liberia (West Africa), 1878
April 21, 2021
April 21: A ship named Azor left Charleston, SC on embark on a 42 day trip with 206 Africans to return to Liberia (West Africa), 1878 ... read more »
April 19: Pioneering chemist Percy Julian, who received more than 130 chemical patents passed away, 1975
April 19, 2021
April 19: Pioneering chemist Percy Julian, who received more than 130 chemical patents passed away, 197 ... read more »
April 12: Marsai Martin became the youngest Hollywood executive director when her film Little debuted, 2019
April 12, 2021
April 12: Marsai Martin became the youngest Hollywood executive director when her film Little debuted, 2019 ... read more »
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April 11: Michigan’s House of Representatives member from Inkster, MI, Honorable Jewell Jones was born, 1995
April 11, 2021
April 11: Michigan's House of Representatives member from Inkster, MI, Honorable Jewell Jones was born, 1995 ... read more »
April 9: Benjamin Mays delivered the eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr. to more than 150,000 people, 1968
April 9, 2021
April 9: Benjamin Mays delivered the eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr. to more than 150,000 people, 1968 ... read more »
April 7: General Roscoe Robinson Jr. Auditorium was dedicated at West Point in honor of Army 4-star General, Roscoe Robinson Jr., 2000
April 7, 2021
April 7: General Roscoe Robinson Jr. Auditorium was dedicated at West Point in honor of Army 4-star General, Roscoe Robinson Jr., 2000 ... read more »
April 6: Thurgood Marshall represented Ada Lois Sipuel in a case that would end segregation in graduate schools across the country, 1946
April 6, 2021
April 6: Thurgood Marshall represented Ada Lois Sipuel in a case that would end segregation in graduate schools across the country, 1946 ... read more »
April 5: Pioneering Congressman Robert Smalls was born in Beaufort, SC, 1839
April 5, 2021
April 5: Pioneering Congressman Robert Smalls was born in Beaufort, SC, 1839 ... read more »
April 4: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, 1968
April 4, 2021
April 4: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, 1968 ... read more »
April 1: Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved” won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, 1988
April 1, 2021
April 1: Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved" won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, 1988 ... read more »
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