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Posted Monday, April 15th 2013 at 10:47PM
A. Phillip Randolph
Labor Leader And Civil Rights Activist, Asa Phillip Randolph, Was Born April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida.At One Time He Was Called He "The Most Dangerous Black In America."Asa Phillip Randolph And Five Other Men O ...
Posted Friday, April 15th 2011 at 1:21PM
Berry Gordy & MOTOWN
Music Executive, Barry Gordy, Incorporated Motown Records Corporation In Detroit Michigan, On April 14, 1960.
Originally Called Hitsville, USA, Gordy, Started The Company With An $800 Loan From His Family. A Former Boxer, ...
Posted Thursday, April 14th 2011 at 1:31AM
THE JACKSON 5/"ABC"
On This Date, 41 Years Ago, The Jackson 5 Had A #1 R&B Hit With The Single, "ABC." The Song Would Go On To Reach That Same Position On The Billboard Pop Chart A Few Weeks Later.Natives Of Gary, Indiana, The Jackson 5 Came To Mo ...
Posted Tuesday, April 12th 2011 at 9:11AM
Dr. Percy Julian
The Man Known As The "Soybean Chemist" Was Born On This Day In 1899, In Montgomery, Alabama.Percy Lavon Julian, Who Received His Ph.D In Organic Chemistry From The University Of Vienna, Used Soya Beans For Several Of His Important ...
Posted Sunday, April 10th 2011 at 4:23PM
Matthew Henson Was Born On August 8, 1866, In Charles County, MD. He Was The Great-Grand-Nephew Of Josiah Henson, The Famous Runaway Slave And Author Who Helped Other Slaves To Freedom, Via The Underground Railroad.Henson Lost His P ...
Posted Wednesday, April 6th 2011 at 12:15AM
Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington Was Born Into Slavery, On A Small Farm, In Franklin County, Virginia, On April 5, 1856. Washington Went From Slavery To Become One Of The Most Important Figures Of His Day.
Washington Was Freed Fr ...
Posted Tuesday, April 5th 2011 at 1:34PM
On March 31, 1988, Writer Toni Morrison Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction, For Her 1987 Novel, Beloved.In 1993 She Was The First Black Woman To Receive A Nobel Peace Prize For Literature.Born In Lorain, Ohio, Morrison Entered Howard U ...
Posted Thursday, March 31st 2011 at 1:01AM
The Harlem Renaissance Basketball Team
On March 28, 1939, The Harlem Renaissance Big Five Became The First All-Black, Professional Basketball Team To Win A World Championship, Outside The Negro Basketball League.Formed By Caribbean-Born Basketball ...
Posted Sunday, March 27th 2011 at 12:27PM
Happy 99th Birthday To Civil Rights Legend, Administrator And Educator, Dr. Dorothy Height, Born March 24, 1912. Read More & Hear A Queen's Wisdom, In Today's BLACK IN TIME Blog!! - Video Included ...
Posted Thursday, March 24th 2011 at 11:22AM
Richard B. Harrsion
On March 22, Richard B. Harrison Was Awarded The NAACP's Spingarn Medal For "fine and reverent characterization of the Lord in Richard Connelly's play, 'The Green Pastures' has made that playthe outstanding dramatic acc ...
Posted Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 at 12:19AM
Henry O. Flipper
Henry Ossian Flipper, The First Black American Cadet To Graduate From West Point, Was Born Into Slavery On March 21, 1856, In Thomasville, Georgia.In 1873, Flipper Was Appointed To The West Point United States Military Academy, I ...
Posted Sunday, March 20th 2011 at 5:40PM
Politician And Activist, Unita Blackwell, Was Born March 18, 1933, In Lula, Mississippi. Ms. Blackwell Has The Distinction Of Being The First Black Female Mayor In The State Of Mississippi. Ms. Blackwell Began Her Formal Education ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 4:10AM
Samuel Cornish & John Russworm
The Nation's First Black Newspaper Is Published March 16, 1827, By John B. Russworm And Reverend Samuel E. Cornish.Freedom's Journal, The First Exclusively Black-Owned, Operated, Edited And Published Newspaper In ...
Posted Wednesday, March 16th 2011 at 9:18AM
Music Legend, Sylvester Stewart, Better Known As, Sly Stone, Was Born March 15, 1943, In Denton, Texas.As Front Man Of The Diversely - Mixed Group, Sly & The Family Stone, He is Credited With Creating One Of The First Racially Integr ...
Posted Tuesday, March 15th 2011 at 4:37AM
Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Leader, Fannie Lou Hamer, Died On March 14, 1977.She Was Born In Montgomery County, Mississippi, On October 6, 1917. She Was The Youngest Of 20 Children And The Granddaughter Slaves.Her Parents Were Sharecroppers, And ...
Posted Sunday, March 13th 2011 at 10:40PM
On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun, Opened At The Ethel Barrymore Theater In New York, City With Sidney Poitier And Claudia McNeil In The Lead Roles.A Raisin In The Sun Ran For 530 Performances, Becoming ...
Posted Friday, March 11th 2011 at 1:47AM
Harriet Tubman, The Most Famous Conductor On The Underground Railroad, Died March 10, 1913, In Auburn, New York. At The Time Of Her Death Tubman Had A $40,000 Bounty On Her Head.Tubman Personally Rescued More Than 300 Slaves In Ninete ...
Posted Thursday, March 10th 2011 at 12:09AM
North Carolina A&T State University
On March 9. 1891, North Carolina A&T State University Was Founded, Following An Act Ratified By The North Carolina General Assembly.Originally Established As The (Agricultural & Mechanical) A&M. Co ...
Posted Wednesday, March 9th 2011 at 12:22AM
Walter F. White
Walter F. White Was Named NAACP Executive Secretary On March 8, 1931 -- A Position He Held Until 1955. Born July 1, 1893, In Atlanta, Georgia, White Joined The Organization In 1918, As Assistant Secretary Of The National Office In N ...
Posted Tuesday, March 8th 2011 at 1:00AM
On March 7, 1942, Tuskegee Institute Flight School Graduated The First Class Of Cadets. Among Them, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.CLICK LINK To Read More And Watch A Four-Part Documentary.
Posted Sunday, March 6th 2011 at 12:48PM
Oliver O. Howard &Thaddeus Stevens
On March 3, 1865, Congress Created The U.S. Bureau Of Refugees, Freedmen, And Abandoned Lands, To Aid 4,000,000 Destitute Ex-Slaves And Impoverished Whites In The South, Following The Civil War.The Freedman's Bu ...
Posted Thursday, March 3rd 2011 at 2:22AM
Blanche Kelso Bruce
Blanche Kelso Bruce, The First Black To Serve A Full Term In The United States Senate, Was Born A Slave In Prince Edward County, Virginia, March 1, 1841, To A Plantation Owner And His Slave/Lover.He Established The First School ...
Posted Tuesday, March 1st 2011 at 3:23AM
Michael Jackson - 1984
Music Legend, Michael Jackson Swept The Grammy Awards On February 28, 1984. His LP, Thriller, Won Best Album Of 1983. The Song, "Beat It" Won Best Single And Michael Won Best Male Pop Vocalist. Released November 30, ...
Posted Sunday, February 27th 2011 at 10:01PM
On The Week Beginning February 24, 1973, Singer, Roberta Flack, Had A Billboard Number One Hit Single With The Song, "Killing Me Softly With His Song." The Song Remained In That Position For Five Weeks And Won The 1974 Grammy Award ...
Posted Thursday, February 24th 2011 at 2:06AM