On August 6, 1965 the American Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961
July 13, 1863 the New York City Draft Riots began
The Niagara Movement (precursor of the NAACP) was founded July 11, 1905. This was the first significant black organized protest movement of the twentieth century.
July 5, 1975 Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles’ championship.
The World Famous Apollo Theater opened June 24, 1933.
June 19th, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order #3 to the people of Galveston, TX