BLACK HISTORY

Celebration and Sacrifice

Black History


The Halls of Power

Black history has been a progressive climb from without the lowest echelons of society during slavery to the highest.

When you think of black history, we often think of the civil rights movement, of John Brown’s violent protests, of the Underground Railroad. But black history doesn’t end with any one event. It is always in the process of being made every day.



Barry Boss  JEFFERSON

Selected Black Facts for January 15

1.

1970 - Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church

Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church , the nearby crypt containing the remains of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his boyhood home are dedicated as part of a memorial to be known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change.

2.

1961 - Great Girls Group

In 1961, the girl group of the 60's, "The Supreme" signed with Motown.

3.

1950 - More than 4,000 delegates from one hundred

More than 4,000 delegates from one hundred national organizations attended National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington.

4.

1941 - Yancey Williams, a Howard University student

Yancey Williams, a Howard University student, asked a federal court to order the secretary of war and other government officials to consider his application for enlistment in the Army Air Corps as flying cadet.

5.

1929 - Martin Luther King Jr was born

Activist and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr was born, 1929

6.

1929 - Martin Luther King Jr. Born

Martin Luther King Jr. born in Atlanta. He was first given the name of Michael Luther King Jr. The name was formally changed to Martin at a later date.

7.

1929 - Michael(later changed to Martin)Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.

Michael(later changed to Martin)Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.

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1908 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founded

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first organization of black Greek sisterhood was founded on this date at Howard University in Washington, D. C. by Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle).

9.

1865 - Black division, under command

Black division, under command of Maj. Gen. Charles Paine, participated in Fort Fisher (N.C.) expedition which closed Confederate's last major port.



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