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This Week in Black History March 5, 1770

Massachusetts sailor Crispus Attacks is shot to death by British redcoats, reportedly becoming the first man killed in the cause of U.S. freedom.

This Month in Black History: King, Abernathy tried in Albany

The year was 1962. President John F. Kennedy had just committed the nation to a war in Vietnam, folk music was morphing into protest music, and the success of the Freedom Rides – bus rides of mostly black students protesting ...

This Month in Black History: Marcus Garvey Imprisoned in Atlanta

The year was 1925. It was four years before the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and life was good for many white Americans.

This month in Black History: Morehouse College

Soon after President Abraham Lincoln’s famous 1863 release of the Emancipation Proclamation, schools of higher learner were quickly being founded to educate newly freed slaves.

This Week in Black History January 31, 1988

Grambling University alum Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl game

This Week in Black History January 20, 1986

The first national holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated

This Week in Black History January 7, 2002

Philadelphia-born Shirley Franklin is sworn-in as the 58th mayor of Atlanta

King Center announces events for MLK day

The King Center is sponsoring several events this month to honor the 2013 observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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