Walter F. White named NAACP executive secretary.
1931 – Walter F.White, NAACP Pres.
Walter F. White named NAACP executive secretary. The NAACP has had many leaders since its beginning in 1910, but none was more determined and devoted than Walter F. White. This fair-skinned, blue-eyed man who wouldn’t pass worked a lifetime to defeat the nation’s barriers to integration
In Asheville, North Carolina, civil rights activist Floyd H. McKissick was born. A lawyer, newspaper columnist and business executive, McKissick attended Morehouse College, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina Central University.
1997 – Rap artist Nortorious B.I.G. dies
Rap artist the Nortorious B.I.G. is killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was 24.