1. In 1861, 150 Years ago Today, Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on streetcars. On May 1, the Charleston City Railway Company adopted a resolution guaranteeing the right of all persons to ride in streetcars.
2. In 1969, 42 Years ago Today, Black Academy of Arts and Letters founded at Boston meeting.
3. In 1969, 42 Years ago Today, Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, professor of religion and sociology at Union Theological Seminary, was elected president of the organization.
4. In 1997, 14 Years ago Today, Pamela Gordon, Bermuda’s first woman prime minister, is sworn into office.