Friday, December 30, 2011

Today In Black History

1842*

Josiah T. Walls born on this day in Winchester, VA, was elected to the U.S. Congress for the state of Florida.


1892*

Dr. Miles V. Lynk, a Physician, published the first Black medical journal.


1928*

Blues Composer and Singer Bo Didley was born in Magnolia ,Mississippi on this day.


1929*
The "Don't Buy Where You Can't Work" campaign began in Chicago with picketing of Chain stores on South Side Fall. The campaign spread to New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles and other cities and continued throughout the Depression.


1929*

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, is Incorporated* on this day.


1929*

Mordecai W. Johnson received the "Spingarn Medal" for his work as the First Black President of Howard University.


1960*

Two U.S. courts issued temporary injunctions to prevent eviction of about seven hundred Black sharecroppers in Haywood and Fayette Counties in Tennessee.


1960* 

Poet Langston Hughes received the "Spingarn Medal" and cited as "The Poet Laureate of the Negro Race."

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