Historic Events by Name

  • Thu, 1853-09-22

    *This date spotlights the birth of George Washington Murray in 1853. He was a Black farmer, politician, teacher and inventor.

    He was...

  • Tue, 1891-09-22

    *On this date in 1891, Alma Thomas was born. She was an African American Painter and instructor.

    From Columbus, Georgia, Thomas moved to...

  • Thu, 1904-09-22

    *On this date in 1904 the Black Town of Boley, Oklahoma was formally established. Boley is located in Okfuskee County in Central Oklahoma.

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  • Fri, 1905-09-22

    *On this date in 1906, The Atlanta race riot occurred. This tragedy was the result of bitter white hostility toward blacks after vague reports of...

  • Wed, 1915-09-22

    *Charles L. Black Jr. was born on this date in 1915. He was a White American Professor, and authority in constitutional law.

    From Austin...

  • Tue, 1925-09-22

    *Virginia Capers was born on this date in 1925. She was an African American actress and singer.

    From Sumter, South Carolina Eliza...

  • Mon, 1941-09-22

    *Jeremiah Wright was born on this date in1941. He is an African American minister, educator and activist.

    Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr...

  • Fri, 1950-09-22

    *On this date in 1950, Ralph Bunche received the Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his successful mediation of a series...

  • Tue, 1953-09-22

    *Julianne Malveaux was born on this date in 1953. She is an African American educator, activist and administrator. Malveaux is from San...

  • Thu, 2011-09-22

    *On this date in 2011, a racial incident happened in a National Hockey League game.

    The Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings played...