On this date in 1862, Congress authorized President Lincoln to accept blacks in Union Army.
On this date in 1942, the U.S. Navy commissions its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.
On this date in 1962, Some twelve thousand federal soldiers restored order on the University of Mississippi campus. James H. Meredith, escorted by... Continue →
On this date in 1951, The Twenty-fourth Infantry Regiment, last of all-Black units military units authorized by Congress in 1866, deactivated in... Continue →
On this date in 1935, Robert H Lawrence (Named the first Black astronaut), was born on this date.
On this date in 1996, Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation of 500,000 Black Revolutionary War Patriots Commemorative coins.
On this day in 1777, African Americans Replaced Reluctant Whites as, losses on the field of battle and rising White desertions reduced the... Continue →
On this date in 1775, Council of general officers decided to bar slaves and free Blacks from Continental Army.
ON this date in 1972, 46 Black and white sailors injured in race riot on the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk of North Vietnam.
On this date in 1926, First Black naval aviator, Jesse Leroy Brown was born.
On this date in 1974, National Guard mobilized to restore order in Boston school busing crisis.
ON this date in 1940, Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. named the first Black general in the regular army.
ON this date in 1859, John Brown attacked Harpers Ferry, Virginia, with thirteen white men and five Blacks. Two of the five Blacks were killed, two... Continue →
On this date in 1956, Mae C. Jemison was born the youngest of three children of Charlie and Dorothy Jemison, a maintenance worker and schoolteacher.... Continue →
On this date in 1983, Grenada's U.S. educated Prime Minister Maurice Bishop killed in a military coup.
On this date in 1872, John H Conyers becomes the first African American to enter the US Naval Academy.
On this date in 1775, Continental Congress approved resolution barring African Americans from the army. Although, throughout the war, Washington, the... Continue →
On this date in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. American Blacks held mass meetings of protest and raised funds for the Ethiopian defenders.
On this date in 1940, Benjamin O Davis becomes the first Black general in US Army.
On this date in 1892, Lincoln F. Brown patents Bridle bit. Patent No. 484,994
On this date in 1876, President sent federal troops to South Carolina.
On this date in 1954, B.O. Davis Jr. became the first Black general in the U.S. Air Force.
On this date in 1862, First Kansas Colored Volunteers repulsed and drove off superior force of rebels at Island Mound, Missouri. This was the first... Continue →
On this dated in 1954, Defense Department announced elimination of all segregated regiments in the armed forces.
On this date in 1970, National Guard mobilized in Henderson, N.C., due to riots.
ON this date in 1917, Emmett J. Scott, former secretary to Booker T. Washington, was appointed special assistant to the Secretary of War. His role... Continue →
On this date in 1970, B.O. Davis Sr. (93), first Black general, dies in Chicago.
ON this date in 1957, Federal troops left Little Rock.
On this date in 1864, Twenty-fifth Corps, largest all-Black unit in history of U.S. Army, established in Army of the James.
Born on this day, Charity Earley became the first Black commissioned officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942.
On this date in 1890, Sgt. Thomas Shaw earned Congressional Medal of Honor.
ON this date in 1775, alarmed by impact of the Dunmore proclamation, Washington reversed himself and authorized the enlistment of free Blacks.
1977 - Karen Farmer becomes first African American member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
ON this date in 1977, Karen Farmer becomes the first African American member of the Daughters of the American Revolution when she traces her ancestry... Continue →
On this date in 1863, Robert Blake, powder boy aboard the USS Marbelhead, was the first Black awarded the Naval Medal of Honor "for conspicuous... Continue →
On this date in 1984, Rev. Jesse Jackson secures the release of pilot Lt. Robert Goodman, shot down over Damascus.