24 June-Today's All facts
1936 - Mary Mcleod Bethune named Director of Negro Affairs.

Mary Mcleod Bethune , founder-president of Bethune-Cookman College, named Director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration.  Mary was the first African American women to receive a major appointment from the federal government.  Mary would hold the point until January 1, 1944.

1884 - John R. lynch elected temporary chairman of Republican convention.

John R. Lynch, former congressman from Mississippi, elected temporary chairmen of Republican convention and becomes the first African American to preside over deliberations of a national political party.