Sunday, April 24

On this Day in Black History

1788 - William Cuffay born
1867 - Black demonstrators staged ride-ins on Richmond, VA streetcars.
1867 - First national meeting of the Ku Klux Klan held at the Maxwell House
1884 - The Medico-Chirurgical Society, the first Black medical society, was founded
1886 - Fr. Augustus Tolton was assigned to America.
1889 - Lafayette A. Tillman born
1924 - John T. Biggers born
1937 - Joe Henderson born.
1944 - Bill Pickett died
1944 - United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was incorporated
1944 - The Supreme Court ruled in Smith v. Allwright that a "white primary" law that excluded African-Americans from voting was a violation of the 15th Amendment and thus unconstitutional.
1951 - The first black students (Harvey Beech, J. Kenneth Lee, Floyd McKissick, and James Robert Walker, Jr.) was admitted to the University of North Carolina.
1954 - British crackdown on Kenya rebels
1961 - Bob Dylan appeared on his first ever recording; he was paid a $50 session fee for playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte's the album, The Midnight Special
1972 - Robert Wedgeworth became the first African-American to be named Director of the American Library Association.
1972 - James M. Rodgers, Jr. became the first African-American to be awarded "The National Teacher of The Year"
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.
1990 - George Stallings, a former Roman Catholic priest, was installed as Bishop of the African American Catholic Church (the denomination he founded).
2004 - Roy Veal, an African-American, was found hanged from tree in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.
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