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This Day in History: November 7th

African American politicians, David Dinkins and L. Douglas Wilder, made history in politics on this day in 1989. Former Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins...

This Day in History: November 6th

Absalom Jones, Co-Founder of The African Church, Was Born Preacher and co-founder of the Free African Society, Absalom Jones, was born on November 6, 1746,...

Did You Know Two Influential Civic Leaders Were Born on This Day?

This Day In History: November 5th From civil rights issues to international affairs, Barbara M. Watson and Victoria Jackson Gray Adams both recognized the need...

This Day in History: November 4th

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became America’s first black president. The former Senator from Illinois defeated Arizona Senator John McCain to become the 44th...

This Day in History: November 3rd

The First African American Woman Senator Elected Carol Moseley Braun made history on November 3, 1992, when she became the first African American woman elected...

Did You Know Maggie Walker Opened St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on This Day?

This Day In History: November 2nd Businesswoman Maggie L. Walker established the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on November 2, 1903, and helped to turn...

This Day in History: November 1st

November 1st is historic for the black magazine industry because three major publications were started on this day in history. The Crisis Magazine was...

This Day in History: November 1st

The prosperous Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda (land north of the island), gained independence on November 1, 1981. The region is home to...

This Day in History: October 31st

Miss World (1970) Jennifer Hosten Was Born Prior to 1970, the Miss World pageant and its winner were not reflective of all women across the...

Did You Know Three Talented Actresses Were Born on This Day?

This Day In History: October 29th Singer and actress Melba Moore stepped onto the entertainment scene during the late 1960s and evolved into an award-winning...

This Day in History: October 28th

Before Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin was helping escaped enslaved people race to freedom on the Underground Railroad. He was the unofficial president of the...

This Day in History: October 28th

Classical Composers William Grant Still Was Born Legendary composer, William Grant Still, was best known for his 1931 work titled, “Afro-American Symphony.” Still made history...

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