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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 15: Businesswoman Maggie Walker, the first A.A. woman to charter, and become president of a bank, was born, 1867
July 15, 2021
July 15: Businesswoman Maggie Walker, the first A.A. woman to charter, and become president of a bank, was born, 1867 ... read more »
July 14: George Washington Carver National Monument, the first monument for an African American, was dedicated, 1943
July 14, 2021
July 14: George Washington Carver National Monument, the first monument for an African American, was dedicated, 1943 ... read more »
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July 10: Togo West Jr. served his final day as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2000
July 10, 2021
July 10: Togo West Jr. served his final day as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2000 ... read more »
July 6: Tennis legend Althea Gibson won the women’s Wimbledon singles championship, 1957
July 6, 2021
July 6: Tennis legend Althea Gibson won the women's Wimbledon singles championship, 1957 ... read more »
June 29: Otis M. Smith the first African American justice on the Michigan Supreme Court passed away, 1994
June 29, 2021
June 29: Otis M. Smith the first African American justice on the Michigan Supreme Court passed away, 1994 ... read more »
June 28: Samuel Battle became the first African American appointed to the New York City police force, 1911
June 28, 2021
June 28: Samuel Battle became the first African American appointed to the New York City police force, 1911 ... read more »
May 31: Black Wall Street, the successful Black business district of Tulsa, O.K. was attacked, 1921
May 31, 2021
May 31: Black Wall Street, the successful Black business district of Tulsa, O.K. was attacked, 1921 ... read more »
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May 30: The Ida B. Wells-Barnett House was listed as a National Historic Landmark, 1974
May 30, 2021
May 30: The Ida B. Wells-Barnett House was listed as a National Historic Landmark, 1974 ... read more »
May 29: Juneteenth, writer Ralph Ellison’s second novel, was published posthumously, 1999
May 29, 2021
May 29: Juneteenth, writer Ralph Ellison's second novel, was published posthumously, 1999 ... read more »
May 28: Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1934
May 28, 2021
May 28: Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1934 ... read more »
May 24: Coleman Young, the first Black mayor of Detroit, was born in Tuscaloosa, AL, 1918
May 24, 2021
May 24: Coleman Young, the first Black mayor of Detroit, was born in Tuscaloosa, AL, 1918 ... read more »
May 23: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was the undisputed middleweight champion for nearly 7 years, was born, 1954
May 23, 2021
May 23: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was the undisputed middleweight champion for nearly 7 years, was born, 1954 ... read more »
May 18: An untitled Jean-Michel Basquiat work was sold for $110.5m, becoming the most expensive American painting ever, 2017
May 18, 2021
May 18: An untitled Jean-Michel Basquiat work was sold for $110.5m, becoming the most expensive American painting ever, 2017 ... read more »
May 17: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruled that public education can not be segregated on the basis of race, 1954
May 17, 2021
May 17: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruled that public education can not be segregated on the basis of race, 1954 ... read more »
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