NEW YEAR`S Day
1854: Lincoln University of Pennsylvania One of the over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities was founded;
1920: National Negro Baseball League began;
1911: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was founded at Indiana University.;
1811: Birth date of Charles Summer, a liberal U.S. Senator and abolitionist from Massachusetts;
1901: Birth date of writer ZoraNeal Hurston;
1989: Blacks and European-American White Students attended school together for the first time.;
1914: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University;
1957: Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded in New Orleans, Louisiana. Eid-al-Adha(Islamic);
1965: Black pro football players boycotted the AFL All-Star game in New Orleans;
1944: Former Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Joseph 'Smoking Joe' Frazier was born in Beaufort, South Carolina;
1966: Robert Weaver appointed Secretary of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, first black presidential cabinet member;
1990: David Duke, Former Klu Klux Klan member failed to become a Republican candidate for the United States Senate;
MARTIN LUTHER KING Day
1929: Birth date of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr.;
1870: Willie Simms was born on this date inAugusta,Georgia. He was an African-American horse jockey.;
1931: Birth date of actor James Earl Jones;
1958: Willie O Ree became the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League (NHL);
1987: Klu Klux Klan protested the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.;
1900: Congressman George White introduced a bill to make lynching of Americans a federal offense.;
1773: Phillis Wheatley published Poems of Various Subjects, Religious, and moral.;
1989: Died Clarence Willie Norris, the last surviving member of the Scottsboro Boys;
1964: The twenty-fourth amendment to the constitution was passed freeing the slaves.
1987: Segregationist taunted Civil Rights marchers en route to the Georgia capital.
1966: Constance Baker Motley was appointed to a federal judgeship by President Lyndon Johnson.
1928: Actress/Singer Eartha Kitt[was born in South Carolina.
1973: The Vietnam War cease fire was negotiated in Paris.
1986: Black Astronaut Ronald Mcnair was killed on the space shuttle Challenger.
1919: Baseball great Jackie Robinson born in Cairo, Georgia