*This date celebrates the Zulu nation. The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with a population of approximately 8 million....
Historic Events by Name
*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...
*Lewis Howard Latimer was born on this date in 1848. He was an African American inventor and innovator in the electric lighting industry....
*On this date in 1901 Mantan Moreland was born. He was an African American actor.
From Monroe, Louisiana, Moreland ran away to join the...
*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...
*Richard Nathaniel Wright was born on this date in 1908. He was an African American writer.
Wright was born outside of Natchez,...
*On this date in 1910, we celebrate to opening of North Carolina Central University. This is one of the many Historical Black Colleges and...
*Gerald Wilson was born on this date in 1918. He is an African American trumpeter, arranger, band leader and educator.
A native of Shelby...
*Wendell P. Whalum was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American gospel musician, educator and minister.
*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...
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