Category: Religion

  • Sun, 1925-03-15

    *On this date in 1925 the New Everdale Baptist Church was built. This is one of the oldest Black churches in Alabama.

    Near Selma,...

  • Tue, 1928-11-13

    The founding of the Dixie Hummingbirds in 1928 is celebrated on this date. They are an African American Gospel singing group.

    The Dixie...

  • Thu, 1930-06-12

    On this date in 1930, Barbara Harris, the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion, was born.

    Harris was born in...

  • Fri, 1931-09-04

    *Wendell P. Whalum was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American gospel musician, educator and minister.

    Wendell Phillips...

  • Mon, 1932-12-05

    James Cleveland was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American minister, composer, and gospel vocalist.

    Born in Chicago,...

  • Thu, 1933-05-11

    On this date in 1933, Louis Farrakhan was born. He is an African American religious leader in the Muslim community.

    Born in New York...

  • Wed, 1934-09-26

    *The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles was born on this date in 1934. He is an African American minister and Civil Rights activist.

    Born n...

  • Tue, 1935-05-28

    *On this date in 1935 James Patterson, Jr. was born. He was an African American lawyer and minister.

    James Oglethorpe “J. O.” Patterson...

  • Sun, 1936-06-21

    O. C. Smith, an African American singer and minister, was born on this date in 1936.

    Born Ocie Lee Smith in Mansfield, LA., Smith moved...

  • Thu, 1938-10-13

    *Shirley Caesar was born on this date in 1938. She is an African American gospel singer and pastor.

    Caesar was born and raised in...

  • Sun, 1938-11-27

    Albert "Al" Sampson was born on this date in 1938. He is an African American activist and minister.

    Born in Everett, Massachusetts, he...

  • Fri, 1938-12-16

    *On this date in1938, Jimmie Lee Jackson was born. He was an African American minister and civil right activist.

    Born in Marion,...

  • Mon, 1941-09-22

    *Jeremiah Wright was born on this date in1941. He is an African American minister, educator and activist.

    Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr...

  • Sun, 1947-12-07

    Reverend Wilton D. Gregory was born in Chicago on this date in 1947. He is an African American Roman Catholic bishop and the seventh bishop of...

  • Tue, 1949-07-19

    *Calvin O. Butts, was born on this date in1949.  He is an African American pastor, educator, and administrator.

    He was born in New...

  • Thu, 1952-10-09

    The 1952 founding of The Caravans Black Gospel singing group is celebrated on this date.

    Started by Albertina Walker, the Caravans were a...

  • Sun, 1957-11-03

    On this date in 1957, a “Manifesto on Racial Beliefs” was published by The Atlanta Constitution.

    Dr. Allison Williams, Senior Pastor of...

  • Wed, 1966-12-07

    This month is the season of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a Swahili word for "first fruits."

    Though we place it in our religious category, Kwanzaa...

  • Thu, 1969-04-10

    On this date we celebrate the return of African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem to Israel in 1969.

    The African Hebrew Israelites of...

  • Fri, 1971-11-26

    On this date Umoja Karamu is celebrated. Always held on the fourth Sunday in November, this celebration was created in 1971 to inject new meaning...