July 24, 2014              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

"On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events"

This free, daily Black History facts website contains over 2,000 entries delivering Black History every day of the year searchable by date or keyword. The calendar features many major Black achievements and important dates in Black History including ideas, inventions, and leadership by Black people that have helped propel America to prominence and helped mankind world-wide.
July 24

Ira Fredrick Aldridge, Black Shakespearean actor, was born in New York City on this date in 1807.

Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, psychologist, was born in the Panama Canal Zone on this date in 1914. Dr. Clark's research, showing the psychological effects of prejudice on Blacks, was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Dr. Mary Church Terrell, the first Black person to serve on the Washington, DC, Board of Education, died on this date in 1954. Terrell dedicated over 60 years of her life to the cause of civil rights.

Barack Obama spoke in Berlin to over 200,000 and also traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel on this date in 2008.

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