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This Day in History: June 12th

Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers was murdered in his drive-way. While taking T-shirts (which read "Jim Crow Must Go" on the front) out of...

Did You Know Congressman Charles Rangel Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: June 11th With the charismatic Adam Clayton Powell Jr. as his predecessor, Charles Rangel had big shoes to fill stepping into...

This Day in History: June 10th

The First African-American To Win An Oscar Was Born Oscar award-winning actress, Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1893, in Wichita, Kansas. McDaniel was...

Did You Know Director Keenen Ivory Wayans Was Born on This Day

This Day In History: June 8th With a career spanning more than three decades, Keenen Ivory Wayans has been humoring audiences with his satire as...

This Day in History: June 7th

Poet Nikki Giovanni Was Born New York Times bestseller, Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio....

This Day in History: June 5th

Ronald Kirk became the first person from the Global Majority to be elected mayor of Dallas, Texas, on June 5, 1995. He would serve...

This Day in History: June 6th

Civil Rights activist James Meredith became the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi on October 1, 1962 when Mississippi National Guard and...

Did You Know the American Negro Theatre Was Founded on This Day?

This Day In History: June 5th With the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance, Black theater was able to thrive during the 1920s. The following decade...

This Day in History: June 3rd

Legendary Entertainer And Activist, Josephine Baker, Was Born Singer, dancer and activist, Josephine Baker, was born on June 3, 1906, in St. Louis, Missouri....

This Day In History: June 3rd

Jefferson Davis, who served as the president of the Confederate States of America, the group of southern states that seceded from the union, was...

This Day in History: June 1st

The Tulsa Race Massacre Ends The arrest of Dick Rowland, a young African-American man accused of assaulting a white woman, sparked one of the most...

Did You Know Actor Morgan Freeman Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: June 1st With more than 100 acting credits to his name, Morgan Freeman has solidified his status in the industry for...

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