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Events In African American History For November 03


 

 

1. In1868, John W. Menard is elected to the U. S. Congress and was among the first group of blacks to take a seat in that body during the Reconstruction period that followed the Civil War. He defeated a white candidate in Louisiana’s 2nd district.

2. In 1883, A racist political coup takes place in Danville, Va. White conservatives aided by outright racists, violently seize control of city government from an elected group of blacks and whites. Four blacks are killed. This occurred during the Jim Crow period as whites began reasserting authority as Reconstruction ended.

3. In 1896, J. H. Hunter patented the portable weighing scales.1890 – South Carolina State University is established in Orangeburg, S. C.

4. In 1983, Jesse Jackson announces the first of his bids for president of the United States. At the time, his campaign is credited with registering the largest number of black voters in American history.

5. In 1992, Carol Mosely Braun (D-Ill.) becomes the first black woman elected to the United States Senate.

6. In 1992, James Clyburn becomes the first black person elected to the U. S. Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction. He is now one of the most powerful members of Congress.

Events In African American History For October 26


1. In 1749,  The British parliament legalizes slavery in the American colony that would become known as Georgia.  Even though U.S. independence from Britian was in 1776, slavery continued until 1863, which was the results of a civil war in which rebels were putting their life on the line and willing to die to preserve slavery.

2. In 1872, Inventor Thomas J. Martin patents the fire extinguisher.

3. In 1868, B. F. Randolph, a prominent black politician in South Carolina after the Civil War, is assassinated.

4. In 1897,  C. V. Richey received Patent for Railroad switch

5. In 1994, Beverly Harvard was appointed Atlanta’s chief of police on this day, The First Black Woman to run an major Police Dept.

6. In 2005,  Ken Williams, general manager of Chicago White Sox when they won World Series in a four games sweep against houston astros (last win 1917).

Events In African American History For October 25


1. In 1892, 118 Years ago Today, L. F. Brown received Patent for Bridle bit Patent No. 484,994.

2. In 1940, 70 Years ago Today, Benjamin O. Davis Sr became the first Black general in US Army.

3. In 1940, Black newspaper owner’s group, the NNPA (Negro Newspaper Publishers Association), is founded.The group later changed its name to the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

4. In 1958, An estimated 10,000 students led by Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, and labor leader A. Phillip Randolph, participate in a youth march for integrated schools in Washington, D.C.

5. In 1976, A  full pardon is granted to Clarence “Willie” Norris, the last known survivor of the nine “Scottsboro Boys.” The group of black men had been framed in a 1931 conviction for allegedly raping two white women.

6. In 1990, Evander Holyfield knocks out James “Buster” Douglas in the third round to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

7. In 1992, 18 Years ago Today, Cito Gaston, as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, became the first Black Manager to lead a Major League Baseball team to win a world series title, defeating the Atlanta Braves.

8. in 1994  Susan Smith (a white woman) set off a nationwide man hunt when she claimed that a Black Man had car jacked her and kidnapped her two young children.  It was later revealed that she had murdered her two boys by buckling them in her car and driving them into a lake.

9. In 1997, 13 Years ago Today, The Million Woman March in Philadelphia at the Museum Of Art included Winnie Mandela and Maxine Waters as Keynote Speakers.

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.

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For October 02


Nat Turner

1. Nat Turner, Slave Revolt Leader/Abolistionist  was an slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 56 white deaths and over 55 black deaths,the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising prior to the American Civil War in the southern United States. He gathered supporters in Southampton County, Virginia. White backlash resulted in the state executing 56 blacks accused of being part of Turner’s slave rebellion. Two hundred blacks were also beaten and killed by white militia mobs and thugs. As if that wasn’t enough retribution, Virginia and other southern state legislators passed new laws prohibiting education of slaves and free blacks, restricting rights of assembly and other civil rights for free blacks, and requiring white ministers to be present at black worship services.

 Robert H. Lawrence

2. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., was born. He became an astronaut and pilot. He was the first African American selected for space travel.

 Johnnie Cochran

3. Johnny L. Cochran, Jr. lawyer best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the alleged murder of his former wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Cochran also represented Sean Combs (during his trial on gun and bribery charges), Michael Jackson, rapper Tupac Shakur, actor Todd Bridges, football player Jim Brown, rapper Snoop Dogg, former heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe, 1992 Los Angeles riot beating victim Reginald Oliver Denny, and Rosa Parks.

He also represented athlete Marion Jones when she faced charges of doping during her high school track career. Cochran was known for his skill in the courtroom and his prominence as an early advocate for victims of police brutality.

 Avery Brooks

4. Avery Brooks,  is an American actor, jazz musician, opera singer and college professor. Brooks is perhaps best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X.

Earnie Riles

5. Ernest Riles,  is a former shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1985 through 1993, Riles played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1985–1988), San Francisco Giants (1988–1990), Oakland Athletics (1991), Houston Astros (1992) and Boston Red Sox (1993). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

6 Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry ( Melissa Harris-Lacewell)  is an American author and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics.

She is a professor of political science at Tulane University. Prior to that, she was an associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University from 2006 to 2010, and taught political science at the University of Chicago from 1999 to 2005.  She is also an award winning author and appears regularly on MSNBC and other media venues.

Events In African American History For Sept 28


1. In 1829, Walker’s Appeal, antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston by David Walker.The Appeal denounced slavery and called for slave revolt.

2. In 1868, Opelousas Massacre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Terrorists killed 200  Blacks although other reports put the number well over 300.

3. In 1897, J. H. Haines received Patent for Portable Basin

4. In 1961, Purlie Victorious, a play by playwright Ossie Davis, opened on Broadway.

5. In 1967, Walter E. Washington, Lawyer, became the first Black mayor of a major American city, Washington, DC.

Events In African American History For Sept 25


 

1. In 1861, The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Navy. The enlistees could achieve no rank higher than “boys” and receive pay of one ration per day and $10 per month.

2. In 1883, L. C. Bailey received Patent for Combined Truss and Bandage

3. In 1886, Peter “The Black Prince” Jackson wins the Australian heavyweight title, becoming the very first Black man to win a national boxing crown.

4. In 1957, Desegregation of Central High School, Little Rock Arkansas.  The nine Black Students are known as the Little Rock Nine.

5. In 1962, Another Black Church Destroyed, A Black church was destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia. This was the eighth church burned in Georgia since August 15.

6. In 1962, Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in the first round to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.

7. In 1962, The Continuing Struggle, Governor Barnett again defied court orders and personally denied Meredith admission to the University.

8. In 1974, Barbara W Hancock becomes the first Black woman named a White House fellow.

9. In 1975, “It Only Takes a Minute” by Tavares is #1 Black chart single

10. In 1991, Spencer Williams’s 1942 movie Blood of Jesus is among the third group of 25 films added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.

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