1974 - Barbara W Hancock becomes the first Black woman named a White House fellow.
1991 - Blood of Jesus added to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry
1962 - Black Church Destroyed
1962 - Meredith again denied admission to University
1962 - Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson
1886 - Peter "The Black Prince" Jackson wins Australian heavyweight title
1861 - The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of African Americans
Barbara W Hancock becomes the first Black woman named a White House fellow, 1974
On this date in 1991, Spencer Williams’s 1942 movie Blood of Jesus is among the third group of 25 films added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.
ON thi sdate in 1962, A Black church was destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia. This was the eighth church burned in Georgia since August 15.
On this date in 1962, Governor Barnett again defied court orders and personally denied Meredith admission to the University.
On this date in 1962, Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in the first round to become the world heavyweight boxing champion
ON this date in 1886, Peter “The Black Prince” Jackson wins the Australian heavyweight title, becoming the very first Black man to win a national boxing crown, 1886
On this date in 1861, The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Navy. The enlistees could achieve no rank higher than “boys” and receive pay of one ration per day and $10 per month.