On September 23, 1980, Bob Marley performed his last concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh.
On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation that announced his plan to free all slaves.
On September 21, 1998, olympic sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner suddenly passed away at the age of 38.
On September 20, 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed during a book signing in Harlem by Izola Ware Curry.
On September 19, 1865, Atlanta University was founded by the American Missionary Association.
On September 18, 1970, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27.
On September 17, 1983, Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America.
On September 16, 1925 B.B. King was born in Mississippi.
On September 15, 1963, four black girls were killed in Birmingham church bombing.
On September 14, 1921, Constance Baker Motley was born in Connecticut in 1921.