*Robert E. Lee was born on this date in 1807. He was a white American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in...
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*Ida Elizabeth Asbury was born this date in 1869. She was an African American musician and teacher.
She was from Philadelphia, the...
*On this dates Registry we celebrate the founding of Florida Memorial College (FMC) in 1879. They are one of 100 Historically Black Colleges in...
*Effie Lee Newsome was born on this date in 1885. She was a African American writer and poet.
Newsome was born Mary Effie Lee in...
*Anna Tanneyhill was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American administrator, writer and activist.
*On this date we remember the founding of the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper in 1910.
For several decades the Courier was among the most...
*John Johnson was born on this date in 1918. He was an African American businessman, philanthropist, and publisher.
John Harold Johnson...
*Carl Brashear was born on this date in 1931. He was an Africa American Master Chief Boatswain's Mate and the first Black Master Diver in the...
*On this date in 1961, the Professional Golfers Tour (PGA) Tour lifted its whites-only clause.
However, the first Black golfer to play a...
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