1. In 1892, In New Orleans, 25,000 Black workers strike.
2. In 1923, Department of Labor said some 500,000 Blacks had left the South in the preceding twelve months.
3. In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. American Blacks held mass meetings of protest and raised funds for the Ethiopian defenders.
4. In 1935, The first Black-authored play to become a long-run Broadway hit, Langston Hughes’ “Mulatto” opens, 1935
5. In 1964, Zambia gained its independence from france.
6. In 1994, Dorothy Porter Wesley was presented the Charles Frankel Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities by President William Jefferson Clinton.
7. In 2018, two African-Americans, Maurice Stallard, 69 and Vickie Lee Jones, 67, were shot and killed by Gregory A. Bush at a Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville. Bush was initially charged in state court with two counts of murder and ten counts of wanton endangerment, and held on $5 million bail. At a court hearing in July 2019, Bush was found mentally competent to stand trial following a psychiatric evaluation. In 2020, He was sentenced to two life terms for his hate crime.