Friday, September 14, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 14th

September 14, 1921—Constance Baker Motley, first African American to be appointed as a federal judge, is born. 







http://www.answers.com/topic/constance-baker-motley

Read more about her amazing accomplishments in Book of black Heroes: Great Women in the Struggle, edited by Toyomi Igus, published by Just Us Books.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 13th



September 12, 1885—Alain L. Locke, African-American writer, educator, philosopher and patron of the arts is born. A chief cultural architect of the Harlem Renaissance, he died in 1954.

September 13, 1881—Lewis Latimer patents an electric lamp with a carbon filament.
            

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 12th Mae Jemison

September 12, 1992— Mae C. Jemison becomes the first African-American woman to travel in space.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 11th

September 11, 1959—"Duke" Ellington won Spingarn Medal for his musical Achievements.

Read more about him in AFRO-BETS Book of Black Heroes from A to Z, coming from Just Us Books in October, 2012.

http://www.dukeellington.com/ 

Monday, September 10, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 10th


September 10, 1884—African-American Congressman John R. Lynch presides over the Republican National Convention.

Read more about the life and works of Congressman Lynch online at the African American Registry.
http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/john-r-lynch-black-congressman-magnolia-state

Sunday, September 9, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 9th



September 9, 1915—Association for the Study of Negro Life and History is founded by Carter G Woodson. 
Read more about Dr. Woodson's life and work.http://www.asalh.org/woodsonbiosketch.html 



Saturday, September 8, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 8th



September 8, 1981—Roy Wilkins, second Executive Director of NAACP, dies. He was one of the leading figures of the Civil Rights Movement.

Friday, September 7, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 7th

September 7, 1954—Public schools in Washington, DC and Baltimore are integrated.


http://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2012/05/brown-v-board-of-education-getting-the-picture-one-year-later/ 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

President Barack Obama--Cheers!

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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 6th


September 6, 1848—National Black Convention meets in Cleveland with some seventy delegates. Frederick Douglass was elected president of the convention.John Mercer Langston was also a key player in the convention.
Read more about John Mercer Langston

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 5th

September 5, 1895—George Washington Murray is elected to Congress from South Carolina.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY


September 4, 1908—Richard Wright, noted author of such classics as Native Son and Black Boy, is born.


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/Richard_Wright.jpg/220px-Richard_Wright.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wright_%28author%29&h=276&w=220&sz=15&tbnid=Ph2sQ-EpHnpsDM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=72&zoom=1&usg=__Ha111IMaFo2gNsBjUIN2YhztIug=&docid=nFPBTO-VqHcb_M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FiFNUISFIeTq0gGPwYHYAw&sqi=2&ved=0CDUQ9QEwAg&dur=2944 

September 4, 1848—Lewis H Latimer, inventor and engineer, is born.
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/ilives/latimer/latimer.html

Monday, September 3, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY—Sept. 3rd


September 3, 1838—Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor.



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Sunday, September 2, 2012

TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY


September 2, 1766—Abolitionist, inventor, entrepreneur, James Forten is born in Philadelphia, PA.
http://www.projectblackman.com/GreatBlackMenInHistory.aspx?notablePersonId=46


September 1, 1867—Robert T. Freeman becomes the first Black to graduate from Harvard University Dental School.