Category: Black History

  • Juneteenth

    Juneteenth

    June 19, 1865, slavery in America is officially ended.

  • Loving v. Virginia

    Loving v. Virginia

    June 12, 1967, Loving v Virginia struck down a state law that banned intermarriage.

  • Marian Anderson Performance

    Marian Anderson Performance

    April 9, 1934, Marian Anderson performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

  • Cotton Gin Patented

    Cotton Gin Patented

    March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin.

  • Ray Pleds Fuilty to Assassinating King

    Ray Pleds Fuilty to Assassinating King

    March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • First American Call for Abolition of Slavery

    First American Call for Abolition of Slavery

    March 8, 1775, the first pamphlet in America to call for the abolition of slavery was published.

  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision

    March 6, 1857, the Dred Scott decision was handed down by the United States Supreme Court.

  • Shani Davis, The First Black Olympic Gold Medalist

    Shani Davis, The First Black Olympic Gold Medalist

    February 18, 2006, Shani Davis became the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

  • Charles Stokes Becomes Mayor

    Charles Stokes Becomes Mayor

    November 7, 1967, Charles Stokes made history by becoming the first African American mayor of a major city

  • Marshall Sworn In

    Marshall Sworn In

    October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court.