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Events In African American History For Aug 28


1. In 1888, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Railway Telegraphy

2. In 1894, R. H. Gray received Patent for Bailing press

3. In 1955, Emmett Til lynched for whistling at a white girl.

4. In 1963, March on Washington about 250,000 people attend the march which was the biggest civil rights march to date.

5. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr makes (I Have A Dream) speech at Lincoln Memorial.

6. In 1976, LTD (Love Togetherness and Devotion), Makes its chart debut with “Love Ballad”

7. In 1994, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, 18, won the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship for the first time.

Be Kind To Humankind Week, Day Four, Offer a helping hand, Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand.

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For Aug 01

1. Charles Clinton Spaulding, Businessman and was a prominent business leader who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became America’s largest black-owned business, with assets of over US$ 40 million at his death.

2. Joseph M. Bartholomew, golfer who specialized in designing golf courses.

3. Benjamin E Mays, activist, clergyman, administrator, educator and former President of Morehouse college Georgia, from 1940 to 1967. He was also a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and was among the most articulate and outspoken critics of segregation before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the United States.

4. Geoffrey Holder, actor, choreographer, director, dancer, painter, costume designer, singer and voice-over artist.

5. Lucien Edward Blackwell, Representative, 1991–1995, Democrat from Pennsylvania.

6. Ronald H. Brown, First Black Secretary of Commerce

7. Robert Cray, blues guitarist and singer.

8. Chuck D, Rapper from RAP Group Public Enemy (Fight The Power)

9. Coolio, Leon Ivey, Jr, Rapp Artist

10. Tempestt Bledsoe, Actress (Cosby Show)

11. Khamani Griffin, child actor and is best known for playing the voice of Tolee in the Nick Jr show Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.

Events In African American History For July 23

1. In 1868, 14th Amendment validates citizenship for African Americans

2. In 1889, W. A. Martin received Patent for the forerunner of modern door lock.

3. In 1900, Pan-African Congress met in London. Among the leaders of the Congress were H. Sylvester Williams, a West Indian Lawyer with a London practice, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Bishop Alexander Walters.

4. In 1962, Jackie Robinson, Baseball great inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

5. In 1984, Vanessa Williams relinquishes her Miss America crown. She is replaced by Suzette Charles, the first runner-up.

6. In 2006, Tiger Woods wins his third british Open making this his 11th Golf major title.

Birthdays Of Famous Famous African Americans for July 18

1. Lemuel Haynes, first Black to serve as minister to a White congregation.

2. Fannie Norton Smith Washington, She was an educator and activist. married Booker T. Washington in 1880 and joined the faculty of Tuskegee Institute immediately, broadening the curriculum for Tuskegee girls and developing a home economics program.

3. Stephen Gill Spottswood, He was a religious leader, and a civil and human rights activist. As head of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, he became the center of a political storm in 1971 when he publicly chastised the Nixon administration for its treatment of blacks. Although under extreme pressure from the administration, he refused to retract his statement.

4. Nelson Mandela, He is a South African activist, spent 27 years in prison for opposing apartheid.  The Main Figure and leader who helped end apartheid, the first black president of South Africa, and a winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

5. Jalacy Hawkins best known as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was a musician, singer, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as “I Put a Spell on You” and “Constipation Blues”, Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him the one of few original shock rockers.

6. Martha Reeves, R&B and soul singer and former politician, and was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. During her tenure with The Vandellas, they scored over a dozen hit singles, including “Jimmy Mack”, “Dancing in the Street” and “Nowhere to Run”. From 2005 until 2009, Reeves served as an elected councilwoman for the city of Detroit, Michigan.

7. Calvin Peete, golfer. He was the most successful African-American on the PGA Tour, with 12 wins, before the emergence of Tiger Woods.

8. Anne-Marie Johnson, Actress, Impressionist, (what’s happening/In Living Color), starred in film and television. She is perhaps best known for her role as high school educator Althea Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television drama In the Heat of the Night. Anne-Marie is the current First Vice-President of the Screen Actor’s Guild.

9. Vin Diesel, actor, writer, director and producer. He became known in the early 2000s, appearing in several successful Hollywood films, including The Fast and the Furious and XXX. He founded the production companies One Race Films, Tigon Studios and Racetrack Records.

10. Anfernee Hardaway, former American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), specializing as a small forward, shooting guard, and point guard. His most productive years came in his days as a member of the Orlando Magic as well as the early portion of his stint with the Phoenix Suns. Hardaway was an all-NBA player early in his career, but was plagued by constant injuries which gradually reduced his effectiveness. He last played for the Miami Heat, who released him December 12, 2007.

11. Jason Weaver, also known by his stage name J-Weav, is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his television roles as a pre-teenage Michael Jackson in the Emmy Award-winning 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream, and as high school student Marcus Henderson on the WB sitcom Smart Guy.

12. Wendy Joan Williams , Media personality and New York Times bestselling author. She calls herself the “Queen Of All Media” and hosts her own syndicated talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.[1] Williams has gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities. Williams was a contestant on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars. She was eliminated on April 5, 2011.

Events In African American History For April 21

1. In 1878,   The ship Azor left Charleston, SC with 206 Blacks bound for Liberia.

2. In 1892,  Black Longshoremen went on strike for higher wages in St. Louis, Missouri.

3. In 1898,  Volunteer African American army units, including the 3rd Alabama, 3rd North Carolina, 6th Virginia, 9th Ohio, 9th Illinois, 23rd Kansas and 10th Cavalry regiments, some units with African American officers, took part in the Spanish-American War on Cuban soil. Some of these veterans, upon returning to the United States,  were treated with parades and speeches. Others were assaulted and even lynched.

4. In 1966,  Milton Olive, Jr., becomes the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The award is given posthumously after Olive dove on a live grenade, saving the lives of his fellow soldiers.

5. In 1974,  Lee Elder becomes the first African American professional golfer to qualify for the Masters Tournament.

6. In 1986,  Jordan scores 63 points against Boston Celtics.

7. In 1997,  Kenya’s Lamuck Aguta wins the 101st Boston Marathon.

8. In 2009,  President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.


Events In African American History For April 14

1. In 1775,  First abolitionist society in United States organized, Founded at the Rising Sun Tavern in Philadelphia, Society for the “Relief for Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage,” renamed the Pennsylvania Abolition Society (PAS), is the oldest abolition society in the U.S.  Reorganized in the 1780s to include a third mission: “improving the Condition of the African Race,” PAS worked not only to assist enslaved persons and advocate for an end to slavery.

2. In 1868,  South Carolina voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228, and elected state officers, including the first Black cabinet officer, Francis L. Cardozo, secretary of state. New constitution required integrated education and contained a strong bill of rights section: “Distinctions on account of race or color, in any case whatever, shall be prohibited, and all classes of citizens shall enjoy equally all common, public, legal and political privileges.”

3. In 1873,  U.S. Supreme Court decision in Slaughterhouse cases began process of diluting the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court said the Fourteenth Amendment protected federal civil rights, not “Civil rights heretofore belonging exclusively to the states.”

4. In 1891,  W. B. Abram received Patent for Hame Attachment.

5. In 1896,   A. J. Polk received Patent for Bicycle kickstand.

6. In 1969,  Student Afro-American Society seized the Columbia College admissions office and demanded a special admissions board and staff.

7. In 2002, Tiger Woods wins his third Masters Golf title and becomes only the second person ever to win two of the titles in a row.


Events In African American History For April 13

1. In 1669,  An African American man named Emmanuel was baptized April 13, 1669, (Palm Sunday) in a Lutheran congregation in New York.

2. In 1873,  Colfax Massacre, Easter Sunday morning, Grant Parish, Louisiana. More than sixty Blacks were killed.

3. In 1963,  Sidney Poitier Won Oscar for best actor in Lilies of the Fields.

4. In 1966,  Andrew F. Brimmer, economist and former Professor of Economics at University of Pennsylvania, is nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to serve as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System. This appointment represented the first black to serve in this capacity.

5. In 1997,   Eldrick Tiger Woods wins the 61st Masters Tournament in Augustus ,Georgia at the age of 21 becoming the youngest person to ever win this tournament. He was 18 under par.


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