Hiram Revels Elected Senator
1870 – Hiram Rhodes Revels elected senator
Hiram Rhodes Revels elected senator (from Mississippi), becoming the first Black US Senator in the US
1936 – Barbara Jordan was born
Congresswoman, Barbara Jordan was born, 1936
Baseball’s Josh Gibson Negro league star/National League Hall of famer dies on this day.
1997 – A challenger in Major League Baseball
On this day in 1997, former major league outfielder Curt Flood, who challenged baseball’s reserve system and made possible today’s megasalaries, dies at age 59.
1993 – Maya Angelou speaks at Presidential Inauguration
1773 – Anti-Lynching Bill proposed
Black Congressman George H. White, North Carolina, introduced a bill to make lynching of Americans a federal offense. The bill died in committee. One report contends that in 1900, 105 Africans were lynched in the United States.