Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Mon, 1817-03-24

    *The birth of Charles Langston in 1817 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, editor, abolitionist and teacher.

    From Louisa...

  • Wed, 1852-03-24

    *On this date the birth of Daniel Alexander Payne Murray in 1852 is celebrated. He was a Black author, politician, and historian.

    From...

  • Fri, 1882-03-24

    *Paine College was founded on this date in 1882. It is one of over 100 Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) in America.

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  • Tue, 1896-03-24

    *John Mason Brewer was born on this date in 1896. He was an African American author, scholar, teacher, historian, folklorist, and storyteller...

  • Sun, 1907-03-24

    *Janet Bragg was born on this date in 1907. She was an African American aviator, nurse, and nursing home proprietor.

    Born Janet Harmon...

  • Sun, 1912-03-24

    *On this date in 1912 Dorothy Height was born. She was an African American administrator, teacher, and social activist.

    Throughout her...

  • Mon, 1947-03-24

    *Kalamu ya Salaam was born on this date in 1947. He is an African American writer.

    Born Val Ferdinand III in New Orleans, he was...

  • Sun, 2002-03-24

    *On this date in 2002, the first Black woman won the Academy Award for best actress. Halle Berry received the honor for her role in "Monster’s...