1. In 1866, Congress passes a law that African American regiments should be part of the regular army, which results in the organization of the 9th and 10th Cavalry.
2. In 1868, The 14th Amendment, making Blacks American citizens, was adopted.
3. In 1903, Maggie Lena Walker founds and becomes the first president of the Saint Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, Virginia.
4. In 1915, The NAACP led by W.E.B. Dubois and James Weldon Johnson staged a silent protest rally against lynching. Nearly fifteen thousand African-Americans marched down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue demonstrating their support for a government stoppage of lynching, race riots, and the denial of rights.
5. In 1977, Roy Wilkins turns over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks.
6. In 1981, Frankie Smith’s Double Dutch Bus is the NO. 1 Hit.
7. In 1985, Lou Brock is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.