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September 9: Carter G. Woodson founded The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Chicago, 1915
September 9, 2021
September 9: Carter G. Woodson founded The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Chicago, 1915 ... read more »
July 31: World-class running back, Jim Brown was enshrined in the 40th-anniversary class of the NFL Hall of Fame, 1971
July 31, 2021
July 31: World-class running back, Jim Brown was enshrined in the 40th-anniversary class of the NFL Hall of Fame, 1971 ... read more »
July 30: The legendary assemblage artist, Betye Saar, was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1926
July 30, 2021
July 30: The legendary assemblage artist, Betye Saar, was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1926 ... read more »
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July 26: The West African country of Liberia, where a number of African Americans came from, became independent 1847
July 26, 2021
July 26: The West African country of Liberia, where a number of African Americans came from, became independent 1847 ... read more »
July 22: The first national Black Power conference hit a high note, with over 1,000 people in attendance, 1967
July 22, 2021
July 22: The first national Black Power conference hit a high note, with over 1,000 people in attendance, 1967 ... read more »
July 19: LaVena Johnson, died under mysterious, circumstances while serving in the Army. Her death continues to be investigated, 2005
July 19, 2021
July 19: LaVena Johnson, died under mysterious, circumstances while serving in the Army. Her death continues to be investigated, 2005 ... read more »
July 17: Pioneering jazz artist pioneer John Coltrane passed away at the age of 40 in Huntington, NY, 1967
July 17, 2021
July 17: Pioneering jazz artist pioneer John Coltrane passed away at the age of 40 in Huntington, NY, 1967 ... read more »
July 11: Vashti Murphy McKenzie became the first female A.M.E. Bishop in the church’s 213-year history, 2000
July 11, 2021
July 11: Vashti Murphy McKenzie became the first female A.M.E. Bishop in the church's 213-year history, 2000 ... read more »
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July 9: Photographer and activist Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born in Chicago, IL, 1951
July 9, 2021
July 9: Photographer and activist Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born in Chicago, IL, 1951 ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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