Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November in Black History

Each month we'll list daily black history notes for the month.  Here's what happened in November in Black History.

On November 30 in Black History...
In 1912 Gordon Parks was born.
In 1924 Shirley Chisolm was born.   Politician, educator, author and congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the Republican presidential nomination) She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

On November 29 in Black History...
In 1919, Dancer Pearl Primus is born.
In 1908, Civil Rights Activist, Adam Clayton Powell is born.

On November 28 in Black History...
In 1929 Berry Gordy is born.

On November 21 in Black History...
In 1851, Shaw University was founded.

On November 15 in Black History...
In 1979, Rosa Parks was awarded the Spingarn medal.

On November 12 in Black History...
In 1941, Opera singer, Madame Lillian Evanti, founds the National Negro Opera Company.In 1968, Sammy Sosa was born.
In 1977, Alex Haley was awarded the Spiingarn medal.

On November 6 in Black History...
In 1901, actress and singer Juanita Hall was born in Keyport, New Jersey.
In 1900, James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson composed "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing."
In 1746, Absalom Jones was born.

On November 3 in Black History...
In 1949, boxer Larry Holmes was born.
In 1992, Carol Mosely Braun, became the 1st African American woman elected to the United States Senate.
In 1964, A.W. Willis, Jr., was elected to the General Assembly making him the first black to hold this position.
In 1896, Hunter, J. H Portable Weighing Scales Nov. 03, 1896 Patent No. 570,533

On November 2 in Black History...
In 1983, the third Monday in January was designated as Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  It was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
In 1903, Maggie walker opens the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond,  VA.
In 1992, Carol Mosely Braun, became the 1st African American woman elected to the United States Senate.

On November 1 in Black History...
In 1951, Jet magazine was founded.
In 1945 Ebony magazine was founded.
In 1910, the first issue of "Crisis", the NAACP monthly magazine was published by WEB DuBois.

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