Historic Events by Name

  • Sun, 1824-07-25

    *George Boyer Vashon was born on this date in 1824.  He was a Black educator, lawyer and abolitionist.

    From Carlile, Pennsylvania, he...

  • Sat, 1903-07-25

    Cecil Newman was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American newspaper publisher and businessman.

    He was born in Kansas City...

  • Thu, 1907-07-25

    Johnny Hodges was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American saxophonist.

    Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and regarded by...

  • Thu, 1912-07-25

    *Ann Moore-Gregory was born on this date in 1912. She was an African American golfer and community activist.

    Ann Moore was born in...

  • Sat, 1931-07-25

    *Vincent Harding was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American historian, author and educator.

    From Harlem, New York his...

  • Fri, 1941-07-25

    Emmett Till was born on this date in 1941. He was a young African American boy whose murder is still a graphic reminder of the volume of 20th...

  • Sun, 1943-07-25

    On this date in 1943, the SS Leonard Roy Harmon, became the first Navy fighting ship to be named after an African American.

    Harmon was a...

  • Thu, 1946-07-25

    On this date in 1946, the Monroe Massacre occurred, one of the most atrocious mass murders in the history of lynching in the United States. A...

  • Wed, 1951-07-25

    Angela Jackson was born on this date in 1951. She is an African-American writer, and educator.

    Jackson, born in Greenville, MS, was the...

  • Sun, 1954-07-25

    *On this date in 1954, Walter Jerry Payton was born. He was one of the best running backs ever to play professional football in America.

    ...
  • Fri, 2003-07-25

    On this date in 2003, American President George W. Bush ordered an unspecified number of U.S. forces to be positioned off the coast of war-torn...

  • Fri, 2003-07-25

    On this date in 2003, the National Football League (NFL) fined a team president for not interviewing any minority candidates before hiring a...