1. In 1861, 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, Black Academy of Arts and Letters founded by Curtis King. TBAAL is a multi-discipline arts organization whose mission is to create and enhance an awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African, African-American and Caribbean Arts and Letters.
3. In 1969, Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, professor of religion and sociology at Union Theological Seminary, was elected president of the organization.
4. In 1997, Pamela Gordon, Bermuda’s first woman prime minister, is sworn into office.