Historic Events by Name

  • Sat, 1883-12-22

    On this date, Arthur Wergs Mitchell was born in 1883. He was an African American teacher, administrator, and politician. He was the first Black...

  • Mon, 1884-12-22

    *St. Elmo Brady was born on this date in 1884. He was an African American chemist.

    St. Elmo Brady was born in Louisville, Kentucky....

  • Thu, 1898-12-22

    Dr. Chancellor Williams was born on this date in 1898. He was an African American historian and author.

    Williams was born in...

  • Fri, 1905-12-22

    James Amos Porter was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American painter and art historian, instrumental in the development of the...

  • Wed, 1948-12-22

    Lynne Thigpen was born on this date in 1948. She was an African American actress.

    Born in Joliet, IL, she was first seen on the New York...

  • Thu, 1960-12-22

    This date marks the birth in 1950 of Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was an African American artist specializing in painting. Initially a street artist...

  • Sat, 2001-12-22

    On this date in 2001, Shani Davis became the first African American to qualify for the United States Olympic speed skating team.

    Davis, a...

  • Thu, 2011-12-22

    *On this date in 2011, a white man was convicted of burning down a black church. He motive was to condemn Barack Obama's election as America's...