*This date, The Registry honors Ethiopian Jews. Ethiopian Jews or Beta Israel are a Black African ethnic group from northwestern Ethiopia who...
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born on this date in 1825. She was a Black poet, writer, and lecturer, as well as an anti-slavery, women's...
On this date in 1878, African American innovator W. R. Davis Jr., patented the library table.
The patent number is, 208378.
The founding of Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1886 is celebrated on this date. This Atlanta house of worship is a unique landmark of Civil Rights...
This date celebrates the birth of Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1897. He was an African American country blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one...
On this date in 1894, E. Franklin Frazier was born. He was an African American sociologist.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Edward Franklin...
On this date in 1923, Fats Navarro was born. He was an African American jazz trumpet virtuoso, one of the founders of bebop.
Theresa Merritt was born on this date in 1924. She was an African American actress.
She was born in Emporia, VA, and probably best...
Danny Davis was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American boxer, businessman, and community activist.
Daniel Webster Davis...
*John Mackey was born on this date in 1941. He was an African American football player.
John Mackey grew up in Roosevelt...
*On this date in 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 1,000 U. S. government paratroopers to Little Rock, Ark., to desegregate schools....
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