Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Mon, 1807-01-19

    *Robert E. Lee was born on this date in 1807. He was a white American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in...

  • Tue, 1869-01-19

    *Ida Elizabeth Asbury was born this date in 1869. She was an African American musician and teacher.

    She was from Philadelphia, the...

  • Sun, 1879-01-19

    *On this dates Registry we celebrate the founding of Florida Memorial College (FMC) in 1879. They are one of 100 Historically Black Colleges in...

  • Mon, 1885-01-19

    *Effie Lee Newsome was born on this date in 1885. She was a African American writer and poet.

    Newsome was born Mary Effie Lee in...

  • Fri, 1906-01-19

    *Anna Tanneyhill was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American administrator, writer and activist.

    Anna Elizabeth...

  • Wed, 1910-01-19

    *On this date we remember the founding of the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper in 1910.

    For several decades the Courier was among the most...

  • Sat, 1918-01-19

    *John Johnson was born on this date in 1918. He was an African American businessman, philanthropist, and publisher.

    John Harold Johnson...

  • Mon, 1931-01-19

    *Carl Brashear was born on this date in 1931. He was an Africa American Master Chief Boatswain's Mate and the first Black Master Diver in the...

  • Thu, 1961-01-19

    *On this date in 1961, the Professional Golfers Tour (PGA) Tour lifted its whites-only clause.

    However, the first Black golfer to play a...