On January 4, 1911, Charlotte E. Ray died.
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Robert C. Henry becomes the first African American mayor
On January 3, 1966, Robert C. Henry became the first African American mayor.
John Hope Franklin is born
On January 2, 1915, John Hope Franklin was born.
Haiti declares independence from France
On January 1, 1804, Haiti first declared independence after leading a successful revolution starting in 1791.
Selma Burke is born
On December 31, 1900, Selma Burke was born in 1900.
LeBron James is born
On December 30, 1984, LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio.
Robert C. Weaver is born
On December 29, 1907, Robert C. Weaver was born in Washington, D.C.
Denzel Washington is born
On December 28, 1954, Denzel Washington was born.
Marjorie Joyner dies at the age of 98
On December 27, 1994, Marjorie Joyner died at the age of 98.
Harriet Ida Pickens and Frances Eliza Wills become the first African American Navy officers
On December 26,1944, Harriet Ida Pickens and Frances Eliza Wills were officially commissioned, becoming the first African American Navy officers.