“A Raisin In the Sun,” a play written by Chicago playwright Lorraine Hansberry, opens in New York, becoming the first Broadway drama written by a black woman.
Massachusetts sailor Crispus Attacks is shot to death by British redcoats, reportedly becoming the first man killed in the cause of U.S. freedom.
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 ...
The year was 1925. It was four years before the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and life was good for many white Americans.
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.
Grambling University alum Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl game
The first national holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated
Philadelphia-born Shirley Franklin is sworn-in as the 58th mayor of Atlanta
The King Center is sponsoring several events this month to honor the 2013 observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.