This Day in Black History: May 30, 1943
James Chaney, a civil rights activist whose murder by Ku Klux Klansman spurred national outcry, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on May 30, 1943.
On May 30, 1943, civil rights activist James Chaney was ...
Posted Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 11:02AM
Celebrating The Black History Of Memorial Day
While some Memorial Day traditions center on cookouts, we can't forget the very real Black history behind the holiday.
Memorial Day has long been known as a holiday to celebrate and honor America’s ...
Posted Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 10:40AM
Countee Cullen (born Countee LeRoy Porter; May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an American poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright, particularly well known during the Harlem Renaissance.
Countee LeRoy Porter was born on May ...
Posted Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 9:57AM
Did You Know?
Junious Ricardo Stanton
“The United States of America, unlike any other nation, maintains a massive network of foreign military bases around the world. How was this c ...
Posted Monday, May 29th 2023 at 5:02PM
This Day in Black History: May 29, 1851
Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
On May 29, 1851, abolitionist and women’s rights acti ...
Posted Monday, May 29th 2023 at 4:50PM
Just as the season for honorary degrees and graduation ceremonies is winding down, Vice President Kamala Harris made history—once again—at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point May 27. Madam Vice President became the first woman to deliver a comm ...
Posted Monday, May 29th 2023 at 4:35PM
President Joe Biden and Barack Obama honor America's fallen soldiers on Memorial Day
Today (May 29) is when millions of Americans honor military members who died serving the country.
In 1971, an act of Congress declared Memorial D ...
Posted Monday, May 29th 2023 at 4:29PM
Black people may have started Memorial Day. Whites erased it from history.
On May 1, 1865, thousands of newly freed Black people gathered in Charleston, S.C., for what may have been the nation’s first Memorial Day celebration. Attendees held a p ...
Posted Monday, May 29th 2023 at 4:06PM
Gladys Knight & the Pips were an American R&B, soul and funk family music group from Atlanta, Georgia, that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for over three decades starting from the early 1950s.
Starting out as simply T ...
Posted Sunday, May 28th 2023 at 10:03AM
(born 1986) is from Kingston, Jamaica and was the winner of the 1998 Scripps National Spelling Bee at the age of 12. She made history as the first non-American to win the competition.
According to Ebony magazine, Maxwell, who ...
Posted Sunday, May 28th 2023 at 9:51AM
This Day in Black History: May 28, 1863
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the most famous African-American regiment, leaves Boston for combat in the South on May 28, 1863.
The most notable African-American regiment of the Civil War, the 54th Mas ...
Posted Sunday, May 28th 2023 at 9:43AM
This Day in Black History: May 27, 1958
Ernest Green of the "Little Rock Nine" became the first Black graduate of the newly desegregated Central High School in Pulaski County of Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 27, 1958.
Ernest Gideon Green became ...
Posted Saturday, May 27th 2023 at 4:17PM