Historic Events by Name

  • Mon, 1487-09-04

    *This date celebrates the Zulu nation. The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with a population of approximately 8 million....

  • Mon, 1786-09-04

    *The birth of Jehu Jones, Jr. in 1786 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave and minister.

    From Charleston, SC, he was named...

  • Mon, 1848-09-04

    *Lewis Howard Latimer was born on this date in 1848. He was an African American inventor and innovator in the electric lighting industry.

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  • Wed, 1901-09-04

    *On this date in 1901 Mantan Moreland was born. He was an African American actor.

    From Monroe, Louisiana, Moreland ran away to join the...

  • Sun, 1904-09-04

    *Martin D. Jenkins was born on this date in 1904. He was an African American educator and administrator, known for his pioneering work in the...

  • Fri, 1908-09-04

    *Richard Nathaniel Wright was born on this date in 1908. He was an African American writer.

    Wright was born outside of Natchez,...

  • Sun, 1910-09-04

    *On this date in 1910, we celebrate to opening of North Carolina Central University. This is one of the many Historical Black Colleges and...

  • Wed, 1918-09-04

    *Gerald Wilson was born on this date in 1918. He is an African American trumpeter, arranger, band leader and educator.

    A native of Shelby...

  • Fri, 1931-09-04

    *Wendell P. Whalum was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American gospel musician, educator and minister.

    Wendell Phillips...

  • Sun, 1949-09-04

    *The Peekskill riot occurred on this date in 1949. This was an incident of hate-filled racial slurs and insults from angry white locals from...