1959 - Prince Edward County abandons school system
Prince Edward County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors abandoned school system to prevent integration.
1938 - James Weldon Johnson dies in automobile accident.
James Weldon Johnson dies of injuries received in an automobile accident near his summer home…
1934 - W. E. B. DuBois resigns from NAACP.
W. E. B. DuBois resigns from his position at the NAACP in a disagreement over…
1939 - Frederick Jones invents the ticket dispensing machine.
Frederick Jones invents the ticket dispensing machine, patent #2163754.
1991 - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall anounces retirement.
United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall announces his retirement.
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- 1Wednesday1994 - South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth
- 2Thursday1975 - James A. Healy, becomes first African American Roman Catholic Bishop on this date.
- 3Friday1949 - Wesley A. Brown becomes first African American graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy.
- 4Saturday1991 - Baltimore Orioles Manager Frank Robinson names Assistant General Manager on this date
- 5Sunday1973 - Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman mayor of a metropolitan city in the United States.
- 6Monday1987 - Mae C. Jemison chosen to be an astronaut on thuis date.
- 7Tuesday1930 - New York Times adopted the captilized spelling of the term Negro
- 8Wednesday1982 - Satchel Paige, passes away on this date.
- 9Thursday1948 - Oliver W. Hill elected to Richmond City Council on this date.
- 10Friday1940 - Harlem's Cotton Club Closes.
- 11Saturday1964 - Nelson Mandela sentnced to Life imprisonment on this date.
- 12Sunday1972 - The National Black MBA Assciation is incorporated.
- 13Monday1967 - Thurgood Marshall become First African American Supreme Court Justice.
- 14Tuesday1989 - Congressman William Gray elected Democratic Whip
- 15Wednesday1897 - R. A. Butler patents train alarm.
- 16Thursday2002 - Tiger Woods wins U. S. Open Gold Tournament.
- 17Friday1980 - Tennis Great Venus Williams born on this date.
- 18Saturday1968 - Housing Discrimination banned.
- 19Sunday1953 - Albert W. Dent elected President of National Health Council.
- 20Monday1967 - Muhammad Ali convicted for violating Selective Service Act.
- 21Tuesday1923 - Marcus Garvey sentnced to five years in prison.
- 22Wednesday1970 - Richard Nixon signed bill extending Voting Rights
- 23Thursday2003 - Maynard Jackson, three term mayor of Atlanta, dies.
- 24Friday1936 - Mary Mcleod Bethune named Director of Negro Affairs.
- 25Saturday1935 - Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera
- 26Sunday1959 - Prince Edward County abandons school system
- 27Monday1939 - Frederick Jones invents the ticket dispensing machine.
- 28Tuesday1991 - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall anounces retirement.
- 29Wednesday1972 - NAACP Annual Report
- 30Thursday1967 - Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr. named First African American astronaut.