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National Afro American League (1887–1893)

National Afro American League (1887–1893)

AfroPlex Media Jan 25, 2021 History

The first Afro-American League (AAL) was established in 1887 before changing its name, two years later, to the National Afro-American League (NAAL). T...

Paul Robeson - April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976

Paul Robeson - April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976

AfroPlex Media Jan 23, 2021 Arts & Culture

Paul Robeson is best known as a world famous athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the human rights of people throughout the world. Over the cour...

How America's public schools keep kids in poverty

How America's public schools keep kids in poverty

AfroPlex Media Jan 11, 2021 Education

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack r...

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ADOS Conference 2019 Highlights
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Fred Hampton
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Fred Hampton

Activists and the broader black community considered the deaths of these men unjust, and their families ultimately received a settlement stemming from a civil lawsuit. Today, Hampton is widely remembered as a martyr for the cause of black liberation. Fast Facts: Fred Hampton Known For: Black Panther Party activist who was in a law enforcement raid Born: August 30, 1948 in Summit, Illinois. Parents: Francis Allen…

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January 28, 2019 - Astronaut Ronald McNair died on this day in 1986 in the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

January 28, 2019 - Astronaut Ronald McNair died on this day …

AfroPlex Media Jan 28, 2021 Black History Daily

African American physicist and astronaut Ronald McNair was one of the seven crew members killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle 'Challenger' explosion. ...

Mahalia Jackson | October 26, 1911 - January 27, 1972

Mahalia Jackson | October 26, 1911 - January 27, 1972

AfroPlex Media Jan 27, 2021 Black History Daily

Mahalia Jackson was a legendary Gospel singer in the 20th century, born on October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Often referred to as the ‘Queen...

January 26, 1966 - Constance Baker Motley becomes first Black American Woman Federal Judge.

January 26, 1966 - Constance Baker Motley becomes first Blac…

AfroPlex Media Jan 26, 2021 Black History Daily

Constance Baker Motley becomes first African American Woman Federal Judge. Motley was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 26, 1966, to...

January 25, 1851 - Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women's Rights Convention, Akron Ohio

January 25, 1851 - Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black…

AfroPlex Media Jan 25, 2021 Black History Daily

SOJOURNER TRUTH, lecturer, born in Ulster county, New York, about 1775; died in Battle Creek, Michigan, 26 November, 1883. Her parents were owned by C...

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

AfroPlex Media Jan 24, 2021 Black History Daily

Thurgood Marshall was an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from Octo...

January 23, 1977 - Patricia Roberts Harris Becomes Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

January 23, 1977 - Patricia Roberts Harris Becomes Secretary…

AfroPlex Media Jan 23, 2021 Black History Daily

Patricia Roberts Harris began her first cabinet post in the Carter Administration on January 23, 1977 as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (H...

Willa Beatrice Brown (January 22, 1906 – July 18, 1992)

Willa Beatrice Brown (January 22, 1906 – July 18, 1992)

AfroPlex Media Jan 22, 2021 Black History Daily

Willa Beatrice Brown (January 22, 1906 – July 18, 1992) was an American aviator, lobbyist, teacher, and civil rights activist. She was the first Afric...

January 22, 1949 - James Robert Gladden becomes first Black American certified in orthopedic surgery.

January 22, 1949 - James Robert Gladden becomes first Black …

AfroPlex Media Jan 22, 2021 Black History Daily

James Robert Gladden was born on October 29, 1911, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the son of James Albert and Luaco Gladden and graduated from t...

January 21, 1964 - Carl T. Rowan was named director of the United States Information Agency

January 21, 1964 - Carl T. Rowan was named director of the U…

AfroPlex Media Jan 21, 2021 Black History Daily

One of the most influential journalists of the twentieth century, Carl Thomas Rowan was born August 11, 1925

January 20, 1986 | The First Official King Federal Holiday

January 20, 1986 | The First Official King Federal Holiday

AfroPlex Media Jan 20, 2021 Black History Daily

The first official King Federal Holiday honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was on January 20, 1986.

January 19, 1918 - John Harold  Johnson

January 19, 1918 - John Harold Johnson

AfroPlex Media Jan 19, 2021 Black History Daily

John H. Johnson, the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines which many Black Americans flipped through in their living rooms with cultural pride was bor...

January 18, 1858 - Daniel Hale Williams

January 18, 1858 - Daniel Hale Williams

AfroPlex Media Jan 18, 2021 Black History Daily

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was one of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the United States and founded a hospital with an interracial...

January 17, 1942 - Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

January 17, 1942 - Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

AfroPlex Media Jan 17, 2021 Black History Daily

Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. His birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. 

January 16, 1943 | General Marcelite Jordan Harris

January 16, 1943 | General Marcelite Jordan Harris

AfroPlex Media Jan 16, 2021 Black History Daily

Major General Marcelite Jordan Harris, the first Black woman to serve as a major general in the U.S. military, was laid to rest with full military hon...

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January 28, 1963 - The last state integrated in the U.S.

January 28, 2019 - Astronaut Ronald McNair died on this day in 1986 in the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

Mahalia Jackson | October 26, 1911 - January 27, 1972

January 26, 1966 - Constance Baker Motley becomes first Black American Woman Federal Judge.

TUNIS GULIC CAMPBELL (1812–1891)

January 25, 1851 - Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women's Rights Convention, Akron Ohio

National Afro American League (1887–1893)

January 24, 1962 - Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dr. Lorenzo Johnston Greene died on January 24, 1988