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Events In African American History For November 09


1. In 1868,  Medical School at Howard University opened with eight (8) students.

2. In 1901, Fiery pioneer black journalist William Monroe Trotter starts theGuardian newspaper in Boston. Trotter made headlines throughout the nation when in November 1914, he confronted President Woodrow Wilson in the White House for failing to do more to stop the lynching of blacks.

Events In African American History For October 28


1. In 1862,  First Kansas Colored Volunteers drove off  force of rebels at Island Mound, Missouri. This was the first engagement for Black troops.

2. In 1914, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporated.

3. In 1981, Edward M. McIntrye elected first Black mayor of Augusta, Georgia.

4. In 2009, President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

 

Events In African American History For October 16


 

1. In 1849, Avery College established in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Rev Charles Avery  established the Allegheny Institute and Mission Church north of Pittsburgh, with the aim of offering elementary and advanced education to qualified African-American students without regard to sex. Both the racial and the coeducational features of the program were controversial, and the school’s connection to Pittsburgh’s A.M.E. Zion Church assured a strong religious influence in the officially nonsectarian institute. (Religious affiliation was not to be a consideration in admission decisions, but instructors were expected to be professing Christians.)

2. In 1855, John Mercer Langston, probably the first black elected to public office in America, wins the race for clerk of the Brownhelm Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

3. In 1859, Harpers Ferry Insurrection.

4. In 1883,  S. E. Thomas Received Patent for Waste Trap

5. In 1895, The nation’s leading African American medical group, the National Medical Association, is founded in Atlanta.

6. In 1901, Booker T. Washington becomes the first black leader to dine at the White House with the president when Theodore Roosevelt invites him. Some black leaders charge Washington’s invitation was a result of his policies that they charge tended to accommodate racism. Nevertheless, the invitation and dinner served to crown Washington as the black leader of the period.

7. In 1940, Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. was named the first Black General in The U.S. Army.

John Carlos and Tommie Smith

8. In 1968, Sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith give the clenched-fist black power salute when accepting their medals at the Mexico City Olympics as a protest against racism in America.  The white Australian sprinter in the historic picture also wore a human rights badge in support of their protest.

9. In 1973, Maynard Jackson, elected mayor of Atlanta.  He served three terms, two consecutive terms from 1974 until 1982 and a third term from 1990 to 1994. He became the first African American mayor of Atlanta in the same week that Coleman Young became the first African-American mayor of Detroit.

10. In 1984, Archbishop  Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end white-minority rule in South Africa.

11. In 1995, Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, leads the Million Man March to the Nation’s Capital in Washington, D.C. Over a million black men gather to “atone” and organize.

Events In African American History For October 12


1. In 1854,  Lincoln University is founded in Lincoln University, Pa.  It was the first institution of higher education to admit African-American men. Poet Langston Hughes, ’29, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, ’30, are among the university’s most-notable graduates.

2. In 1945, The lynching of Jesse James Payne takes place in Madison County, Fl. The lynching came to typify the lies that prompted many lynchings. Payne got into an argument with his white boss and threatens to expose some of his boss’ illegal dealings. But the boss then spreads a rumor that Payne had molested his daughter and Payne is lynched.

3. In 1972, Nearly 50 black and white sailors injured in a race riot aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.

Events In African American History For October 06


 

1. In 1847, National Black convention met in Troy, N.Y., with more than sixty delegates from nine states. Nathan Johnson of Massachusetts was elected president.

2. In 1868, Black state convention at Macon, Georgia, protested expulsion of Black politicians from Georgia legislature.

3. In 1871, The Fisk Jubilee Singers an acappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University was organized to tour and raise funds for their college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals, but included some Stephen Foster songs. The original group toured along the Underground Railroad path in the United States, as well as performing in England and Europe. Later nineteenth-century groups also toured in Europe.

In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.   In 2008 they were awarded a National Medal of Arts.

4. In 1896, H. A. Jackson received Patent for Kitchen Table (variations)

5. In 1896, K. Morehead Received Patent for Reel carrier

6. In 1896, W. D. Davis received Patent for Riding Saddles

7. In 1983, Wilma Rudolph inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.

Events In African American History For October 04


1. In 1864, New Orleans Tribune founded by Dr. Louis C. Roudanez. The newspaper, published in both English and French, started as a tri-weekly but soon became an influential daily.

2. In 1887, R. Hawkins received Patent for Harness Attachment

3. In 1887, S. E. Thomas Received Patent for Waste trap for basin,closets, etc.

4. In 1892, G. E. Becket received Patent for Letter box

5. In 1949, J.B. Blayton purchased radio station WERD in Atlanta, GA.

6. In 1969,  Charles Evers elected Mayor Of Fayette, Miss.

7. In 1969,  Howard N. Lee elected Mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C.

8. In 1988, Bill and Camille Cosby make a $20 million gift to Spelman College.

9. In 1988, The Martin L. King, Jr. Federal Building is dedicated in Atlanta, Ga.

10. in 1991, The Harold Washington Library, the world’s largest public circulating library, named for the late Harold Washington, Chicago’s first Black Mayor, was dedicated.

At the time of its completion, the library was known as the nation’s largest municipal library with 750,000 square feet, a collection of 2 million books in 90 languages, a 400 seat auditorium and stood 10 stories tall with a glass-encased winter garden on the 9th floor.  The structure cost $144 million to build.

11. In 1996, Congress passes a bill authorizing the creation of 500,000 Black Revolutionary War Patriots Commemorative coins.

Events In African American History For October 01


 

1. In 1868,  John Mercer Langston founded and organized the Law Department of Howard University

2. In 1872, Morgan State College founded in Maryland.

3. In 1940, Dr. Charles Richard Drew was appointed medical director of the plasma project of Great Britain. As director of the first great experiment in the gross production of human plasma, Dr. Drew created models for later developments in the United States and Europe. When the project ended in 1941, Dr. Drew became the first director of a new project charged with the responsibility of setting up donor stations to collect blood plasma for the American armed services. He resigned three months later and became professor of surgery at Howard University. Under an American Red Cross ruling in World War II, Dr. Drew’s blood, ironically enough, would have been segregated from the blood of white donors.

4. In 1948, California Supreme Court voided state statue banning interracial marriages.

5. In 1952, Joe Black became the first black pitcher to win a World Series game. The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 4-2. Black was also the 1952 Rookie of the Year.

6. In 1962,Escorted by Federal Troops, James Meredith became first Black student at Old Miss.

7. In 1966,  Black Panther party founded in Oakland (Calif.) by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.

8. In 1977, Soccer great Pele retires.

9. In 1985,  B. Smith & L. E. Branovich & G. L. Freeman Received Patent for Mtd. or preparing nonlaminating anisotropic

10. In 1989, Colin Powell named Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

11. In 1991, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, art historian, becomes dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

12. In 1993, Rita Dove,  appointed as the Nation’s seventh poet laureate. She was the first Black, and youngest person to hold this position

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