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This Day in History: June 21st

Born into slavery on June 21,1932 in Georgetown, South Carolina, Joseph Rainey was freed in the 1840s after his father purchased the freedom of...

Did You Know Singer and Songwriter, Lionel Richie, Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: June 20th Singer and songwriter, Lionel Richie, has released more than ten albums over the span of his five-decade career. Richie...

This Day in History: June 20th

To be able to easily "pass" as a white man and refuse to do so in the 1860s, must have taken quite a bit...

This Day in History: June 20th

Muhammad Ali's anti-Vietnam War stance cost him his heavyweight title and nearly his freedom when an all-white jury convicted him of draft evasion on...

This Day in History: June 19th

 The Emancipation Proclamation, formally announced on January 1, 1863, was a significant milestone. But it did not end slavery in America. The end of...

Did You Know Composer and Activist, James Weldon Johnson, Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: June 17th James Weldon Johnson balanced many titles ranging from musical composer to Executive Secretary of the NAACP. If you have...

This Day in History: June 17th

American Troops faced a crucial moment on June 17th the Revolutionary War as the British Army occupied Boston for several months in 1775. Seeking...

This Day in History: June 17th

They are known as the Charleston 9 (#NeverForget) and there names are: Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, 54, a Bible study member and manager for...

This Day in History: June 16th

Denmark Vesey's Plans For Rebellion Fail Denmark Vesey planned what would have been the largest slave revolt in U.S. history on June 16, 1822, in...

Did You Know Actress Marla Gibbs Was Born On This Day?

This Day In History: June 14th Whether you know her from classic shows such as The Jeffersons (1975) and 227 (1985) or more recent appearances...

This Day in History: June 13th

Thurgood Marshall Nominated to the Supreme Court It was “the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man and the...

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...

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