On October 20, 1904, Enolia McMillan was born.
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The Navy formally admits African American women into the Navy
On October 19, 1944, President Roosevelt and the Navy formally admitted African Americans into the Navy.
Terry McMillan is born
On October 18, 1951, Terry McMillan was born in Michigan.
Capital Savings Bank is founded in 1888
On October 17, 1888, Capital Savings Banks was founded in 1888.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists at the 1968 Olympics
On October 16, 1968, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
The Black Panther Party is formed
On October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wins a Nobel Peace Prize
On October 14, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King won a Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent approach to the civil rights movement.
Garrett Morgan patents a “safety hood”
On October 13, 1914, Garrett Morgan patented a “safety hood”.
Wilt Chamberlain dies at the age of 63
On October 12, 1999, Wilt Chamberlain dies at the age of 63.
MC Lyte is born
On October 11, 1971, MC Lyte was born in Queens, New York.