Category: This Week In Black History

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August 29, 1979: Educator Ronald R. Davenport, purchased the Mutual Black Network (MBN). On August 29, 1979, Sheridan Broadcasting Company, owned by [...]
August 28, 2008: Barack Obama became first African-American major party presidential candidate.  In August 28, 2008, Barack Obama accepted the democr [...]
On August 27, 1963: NAACP co-founder W.E.B. Du Bois died at age 95 in Accra, Ghana. On August 27, 1963, the eve of the historic March on Washington f [...]
August 26, 1968 - Civil rights activist Julian Bond received vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Civil rights activis [...]
August 25, 1950, Althea Gibson became the first African-American to play in an international tennis tournament. In that particular date, August 25 in [...]
August 24, 1950 – Judge Edith S. Sampson became first black delegate to the United Nations. President Truman appointed Edith S. Sampson as an alterna [...]
August 23, 1900 – National Negro Business League founded by Booker T. Washington. On August 23, 1900,  Booker T. Washington founded the National Negr [...]
August 22, 1867: On the night of August 21, 1791, slave representatives from all over Haiti’s northern plain, the rich area surrounding Cap Français, [...]
William Basie was born on August 21, 1904. August 21, 1904 - Jazz pianist, big band and orchestra leader, William Basie was delivered into this world [...]
August 20, 1856 - First Black slaves arrive the Dutch to the colony of Jamestown First Black slaves brought by the Dutch to the colony of Jamestown, [...]
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