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5 Things To Know About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This Day In History: January 15th Whether it is the famous speeches or even the national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy still resonates today....

Did You Know Julian Bond Was Born Today?

This Day In History: January 14th After joining the Civil Rights Movement as a young college student, Julian Bond committed himself to fighting for equality...

This Day in History: January 7th

On January 7, 1923, the all-Black town of Rosewood, Florida, was attacked and burned to the ground by a white mob. The massacre would last...

This Day in History: January 2nd

Esteemed African-American historian, John Hope Franklin, was born January 2, 1915, in Rentiesville, Oklahoma. Franklin is noted for highlighting the importance of the black...

Did You Know Donna Summer Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: December 31st The proclaimed “Queen of Disco,” Donna Summer, captivated music lovers around the world with hits such as "Love to...

This Day in History: January 1st

Shortly after the Battle of Antietam, former President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary decree to end slavery in confederate states on September 22, 1862....

Did You Know Denzel Washington Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: December 28th From starring roles in hit films such as Malcolm X and Training Day, famed actor Denzel Washington has been...

Did You Know Cab Calloway Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: December 25th Singer and bandleader Cab Calloway became one of the most popular entertainers of the 1930s and '40s. He was...

Alice Parker Patents The Heating Furnace On Dec. 23, 1919

This Day In History: December 23rd Prior to the 1920s the majority of homes used wood or coal as the sole fuel source, but that...

Did You Know Today Was Samuel L. Jackson’s Birthday?

This Day In History: December 21st Legendary actor, Samuel L. Jackson has been performing in theater and film for more than four decades. Jackson was...

This Day in History: December 19th

The renowned “Father of Black History,” Carter G. Woodson was born on December 19, 1875, in New Canton, Virginia. Woodson was given this title...

Queen Nzinga Of Central Africa Dies At 80 Years Old

This Day In History: December 17th Queen Njinga Mbande also known as Queen Nzinga, was a dominant ruler and negotiator who halted the Portuguese...

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