Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Thu, 1872-06-27

    *Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio on this date in 1872. He was an African-American poet.

    Dunbar was one of the first black...

  • Wed, 1894-06-27

    On this date, Crystal Bird Fauset was born. She was the first African American woman to be elected to a state house of representatives.

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  • Tue, 1905-06-27

    Ruby Middleton Forsythe was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American educator from Charleston, SC.

    Middleton earned her...

  • Fri, 1919-06-27

    On this date in 1918, M. Carl Holman was born. He was an African American civil rights leader and president of the National Urban Coalition (1971...

  • Sat, 1925-06-27

    Andrew Foster was born on this date in 1925. He was an African-American educator and administrator for the deaf.

    Born in Ensley, Alabama...

  • Tue, 1933-06-27

    Dr. Caldwell McCoy, Jr. was born this date in 1933. He was an African American electrical engineer.

    He was born in Hartford, CT,...

  • Sat, 1936-06-27

    Lucille Clifton was born on this date in 1936. She is an African American poet and author.

    Born and raised in Depew, New York (a suburb...

  • Wed, 2012-06-27

    *On this date in 2012 Hundreds of African-American veterans who helped to integrate the Marine Corps during World War II received the nation's...