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Events In African American History For October 21


1. In 1865, Jamaican national hero, George William Gordon, is unfairly arrested and sentenced to death, 1865

2. In 1950, The first NBA Black Assistant Coach and first Black chief scout, Earl Lloyd, becomes the first Black person to play in an NBA game (beating out Charles Cooper and Nat Clifton by a day).

3. In 1979,  The Black Fashion Museum is opened in Harlem by Lois Alexander to highlight the achievements and contributions of African Americans to fashion.

4. In 1980,  Valerie Thomas invented the illusion transmitter.

5. In 1986,  George Alcorn patents fabrication of spectrometer , Patent # 4,618,380

6. In 1989, Bertram M. Lee and Peter C.B. Bynoe sign an agreement to purchase the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets for $54 million. They become the first African American owners of a professional basketball team.

7. In 1994,  Dexter Scott King, youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King, is named head of SCLC.

Events In African American History For Sept 27


 

1. In 1876, Edward Mitchell Bannister upsets racist whites who believe blacks have no artistic skill by winning a bronze medal for a painting he displayed at the American Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

2. In 1877, John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti.

3. In 1892, A. L. Lewis received Patent for Window cleaner.

4. In 1912, W.C. Handy published (Memphis Blues) the first Blues Song.

5. In 1915, Xavier University, the first Black Catholic college in the US, opens in New Orleans.

6. In 1950, Charles H. Houston awarded the Spingarn Medal posthumously for his pioneering work in developing the NAACP legal campaign.

7. In 1950, Ezzard Charles defeated Joe Louis in heavyweight championship fight in New York City.

8. In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks awarded Pulitzer Prize  for her book of poetry, Annie Allen. She was the first Black cited by the Pulitzer committee.

9. In 1950, Ralph J. Bunche is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in mediating a conflict between Palestinians and the newly established Jewish state of Israel. Arabs had gone to war arguing the Jewish state had been established on land which rightfully belonged to the Palestinians.

10. In 1967, Washington D.C.’s Anacostia Museum dedicated to informing the community of contributions by African Americans to U.S. political, social, and cultural history, opens.

11. In 1969, Baby, I’m For Real” by the Originals is released, Until then the greatest piece of pure soul ever to come from Motown

12. In 1970, Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is the #1 pop single and Ross’ first #1 hit as a solo artist.

13. In 1973, Fashion Fair Cosmetics went on sale at Marshall Field’s, Chicago.

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