Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today In Black History

1825*


Alexander Thomas Augusta, first African American faculty member of an American medical school, Howard University, is born free


1876*


U.S. Senate refuses to seat P.B.S. Pinchback, elected Senator from Louisiana in 1873, after three years of controversy.


1945*


Phyllis Mae Daley, first of four African American Navy nurses to serve active duty in WW II receives her commission as an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps.


1977*


Henry L. Marsh III elected 1st Black mayor of Richmond.


*1993 


Singer Billy Eckstine died in Pittsburgh at age 78

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