Oprah Winfrey Born

[wp_ad_camp_1]1954 – Oprah Winfrey birthday American television personality whose syndicated daily talk show is among the most popular was born in Kosciusko, Miss. [wp_ad_camp_2]1926 – Violette Neatley Anderson Violette Neatley Anderson is the first African American woman admitted...

Matthew Henson Receives a Joint Medal from Congress Jan28

Matthew Henson Recei...

[wp_ad_camp_1] 1944 – Matthew Henson receives a joint medal by Congress Matthew Henson receives a joint medal by Congress for his role as co-discoverer of the North Pole [wp_ad_camp_2]1934 – Baseball Outfielder William “Bill” White born Baseball outfielder William...

Ralph Ellison wins N...

[wp_ad_camp_1] Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel, Invisible Man, wins the National Book Award. Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel, Invisible Man, wins the National Book Award. [wp_ad_camp_2]1972 – Mahalia Jackson Gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson dies this day in Evergreen Park,...

Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman Jan26

Executive Order 9981...

[ad#336×280] 1948 – Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by Preside Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman 1893 – First Black American woman aviator, Bessie Coleman was born, 1893...

Constance Baker Motley Sworn in as Federal Judge Jan25

Constance Baker Motl...

[wp_ad_camp_1] 1966 – Constance Baker Motley Constance Baker Motley – becomes the first african american woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship [wp_ad_camp_2]1980 – Black Entertainment Television – BET Black Entertainment Television {BET} – first black...