Congo Square is celebrated on this date's Registry from 1817. It is the informal name for an open area in the southern corner of Louis Armstrong...
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On his date, we mark the birth of William T. Francis in 1869. He was an African American politician and lawyer.
Francis was born in...
On this date we celebrate the birth of Charles Alston in 1907. He was an African American artist and teacher.
Charles Henry Alston was...
*Owen Dodson was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American writer, teacher, director and playwright.
From Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
*Claude Black was born on this date in 1916. He was an African American Baptist minister, activist and Politian.
Claude William Black,...
The founding of Lewis College of Business (LCB) established in Detroit in 1928 is celebrated on this date. Violet T. Lewis founded the college at...
Berry Gordy, Jr., was born on this date in 1929. He is an African American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label and its...
On this date in 1961, Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
This award is given to America’s most...
On this date's Registry, we discuss Sickle cell anemia. Although it is not a leading cause of death, sickle cell in the United States (and...
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