November 27, 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.
November 27

Thirty-five Amistad survivors were returned to Africa on this date in 1841.

Jimi Hendrix, famed rock musician, was born on this date in 1942. Hendrix was perhaps the greatest rock guitarist of all-time.

Dorothy Irene Height was elected President of the National Council of Negro Women on this date in 1957.

Jennifer Karen Lawson became the first woman Chief Programming Executive for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on this date in 1989.

Charles Johnson won the "National Book Award" for fiction for his book, Middle Passage, a novel about the adventures of a freed slave on this date in 1990.

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