1. In 1884, John R Lynch Presides over Republican National Convention
2. In 1915, The “Father of Black History,” Carter G. Woodson, leads the founding of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History during a meeting in Chicago. It was originally called the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The organization became the nation’s leading organizing center for the dissemination of information on black history. Woodson was also the founder of Negro History Week that grew into Black History Month.
3. In 1968, Arthur Ashe wins his way to became the first Black U. S. men’s Singles Tennis Champion when he won the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, defeating Tom Okker of the Netherlands at Forest Hills Stadium, New York.
4. In 1989, Rap Group 2 Live Crew makes its chart debut with “As Nasty As They Wanna Be.”
5. In 1979, Robert Guillaume wins an Emmy for best actor in a comedy series for Soap.
On this date Terror struck African Americans
in 1962, Two churches burned near Sasser, Georgia.
In 1957, Nashville’s new Hattie Cotton Elementary School with enrollment of 1 Black and 388 whites virtually destroyed by dynamite blast.
In 1957, Rev. F.L. Shuttlesworth mobbed when he attempted to enroll his daughters in “white” Birmingham school.