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October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
October 14, 2021
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 ... read more »
COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 670 on Saturday to 656, according to the latest data released by the state. The number of those patients in intensive care remained the same at 202. It was the 36th time in the past 41 days that the number of COVID patients in county hospitals declined, down from a summer peak of nearly 1,800 brought on by the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
October 10: Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer Mya Marie Harrison was born, 1979
October 10, 2021
October 10: Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer Mya Marie Harrison was born, 1979 ... read more »
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October 9: Death of mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74), in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
October 9, 2021
October 9: Death of mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74), in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. ... read more »
October 8: Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”
October 8, 2021
October 8: Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” ... read more »
October 6: Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi.
October 6, 2021
October 6: Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi. Hamer was a civil rights activist who helped African Americans register to vote and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964. ... read more »
October 5: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black Congresswoman from California. Born in Los Angeles,
October 5, 2021
October 5: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black Congresswoman from California. Born in Los Angeles, Burke discovered a lot of feats, in 1966, she became the first African American woman elected to the California assembly. ... read more »
October 3: Alfred Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1954
October 3, 2021
October 3: Alfred Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1954 ... read more »
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October 1: Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the first black woman to receive international distinction as a choral director.
October 1, 2021
October 1: Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the first black woman to receive international distinction as a choral director. ... read more »
September 30: Federal Marshalls escort James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus, 1962
September 30, 2021
September 30: Federal Marshalls escort James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus, 1962 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com Interested in Latinx History? ... read more »
Talk Freedom to the People: Framing Our Future in Struggle
September 30, 2021
As we of the Organization Us closeout a month-long celebration of our 56th anniversary, I want to reshare with you an article I previously wrote concerning the praise and practice of freedom. For it is in the five broad areas of our liberation struggle, i.e., education, mobilization, organization, confrontation and transformation, that freedom is liberating and liberated ground on which we stand. ... read more »
September 29: The civil rights organization, the National Urban League, was founded in New York City, 1901
September 29, 2021
September 29: The civil rights organization, the National Urban League, was founded in New York City, 1901 ... read more »
September 28: Venus and Serena Williams won the Women’s doubles tennis Olympic Gold Medal in Sidney, Australia, 2000
September 28, 2021
September 28: Venus and Serena Williams won the Women's doubles tennis Olympic Gold Medal in Sidney, Australia, 2000 ... read more »
September 27: Hiram Revels, the first African American Senator, was born in Fayetteville, NC, 1822
September 27, 2021
September 27: Hiram Revels, the first African American Senator, was born in Fayetteville, NC, 1822 ... read more »
September 26: The first public statue in Philadelphia to honor a specific African American was dedicated to Octavius Catto, 2017
September 27, 2021
September 26: The first public statue in Philadelphia to honor a specific African American was dedicated to Octavius Catto, 2017 ... read more »
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