Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Sun, 1845-04-27

    *Moses Rodgers was born on this date in 1845. He was a Black miner and mining engineer pioneer of California.

    Moses Logan Rodgers was...

  • Thu, 1882-04-27

    *On this date, Jessie Redmon Fauset, was born in 1882. She was an African American novelist, critic, poet, and editor known for her discovery...

  • Fri, 1883-04-27

    *The birth of Hubert Harrison in 1883 is marked on this date. He was an African American activist, educator, and writer.

    Born in St....

  • Fri, 1906-04-27

    *On this date in 1906, Alice Dunnigan was born. She was a journalist who was instrumental in establishing African-American presence in political...

  • Tue, 1926-04-27

    *Basil Alexander Paterson was born on this date in 1926. He is an African American labor lawyer and former politician.

    Paterson was...

  • Wed, 1927-04-27

    *Connie Kay was born on this date in 1927. He was an African American jazz drummer.

    Self-taught on the drums, Kay played in the mid-'...

  • Wed, 1927-04-27

    *Coretta Scott King was born on this date in 1927. She was an African American civil rights activist and author.

    From Heiberger,...

  • Fri, 1945-04-27

    *On this date in 1945, August Wilson was born. He was an
    African American Playwright and Activist.

    Born in Pittsburgh to a white...

  • Sun, 1969-04-27

    *Cory Booker was born on this date in 1969. He is an African American politician.

    Born in Washington, D.C., Cory Anthony Booker grew up...

  • Fri, 2007-04-27

    *On this date in 2007, the first Black woman trekked to the North Pole. 75 year old Barbara Hillary, of Averne, N.Y., made the journey.

    ...
  • Tue, 2010-04-27

    *On this date in 2010, the only man to admit shooting Malcolm X was freed on parole, 45 years after he assassinated the civil rights leader.

    ...
  • Sat, 2013-04-27

    *On this date in 2013, Georgia’s Wilcox County High School held their first integrated prom, open to students of all races.

    This was...