Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January in Black History

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

On January 1 in Black History...…
In 1997, Kofi Annan of Ghana became the first black secretary of United Nations.
In 1916, first issue of Journal of Negro History was published.
In 1863, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
In 1956, Sudan was proclaimed independent.

On January 2 in Black History...
In 1954, Oprah Winfrey was born.
In 1915, John Hope Franklin was born.
In 1898, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander becomes the first African American to earn a Ph.D in economics is born in Philadelphia ,PA.
In 1831, "The Liberator", an abolitionist newspaper by William Lloyd Garrison, began publishing.

On January 4 in Black History...
1935, Boxer Floyd Patterson born
1937, Opera singer, Grace Bumbry was born, 1937
1901, C.L.R. James born
In 1920, first black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League organized
On January 15 in Black History...…
In 1929, Martin Luther King Jr was born.
In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded.

On January 10 in Black History...
In 1915, classical conductor Dean Dixon was born.
In 1925, drummer, Max Roach, was born.
In 1938, baseball great, Willie Lee McCovey was born.
In 1864, Scientist and inventor George Washington Carver was born.

On January 20 in Black History...
In 2001, Colin Luther Powell became the first African-American Secretary of State.
In 1986, the first national Martin Luther King Jr holiday was celebrated.
In 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded.
In 1986, Ronald McNair, the first Black astronaut killed during a space mission, when the space shuttle "Challenger" met with disaster, which blew up shortly after take-off.

On January 25 in Black History...
In 1980, BET, Black Entertainment Television begins broadcasting.
In 1972, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm begins her campaign for President of the U.S.
In 1950, writer Gloria Naylor was born.
In 1851, Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women's Rights Convention in Akron Ohio.

On January 31 in Black History...
In 1919, Jackie Robinson was born.
In 1920, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded.
In 1924, Etta Motten sings for President and Mrs. Roosevelt, becoming the first African-American to perform at the White House.
In 1962, Samuel L. Gravely becomes the first African-American to command a US warship.

SEE MORE HERE - http://experiencinghistory.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-in-black-history.html

Check out these sites are where I get many of the daily black history info: http://www.blackfacts.com/http://www.dayinblackhistory.com/

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