On September 30, 1962, a riot broke out at the University of Mississippi after James Meredith tried to enroll.
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WGPR-TV, the first black owned TV station, broadcasts for the first time
On September 29, 1975, WGPR-TV, the first black owned TV station, broadcasted for the first time.
Althea Gibson dies at 76
On September 28, 2003 Althea Gibson died at the age of 76.
Gwendolyn Brooks is awarded a Pulitzer Prize
On September 27, 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for “Annie Allen.”
Serena Williams is born
On September 26, 1981, tennis legend Serena Williams was born in 1981.
The Little Rock Nine has first day of class
On September 25, 1957, the Little Rock Nine officially had their first day of class.
National Museum of African American History and Culture opens
On September 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opened.
Bob Marley performs Final Concert
On September 23, 1980, Bob Marley performed his last concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh.
Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation that announced his plan to free all slaves.
Florence Griffith-Joyner dies
On September 21, 1998, olympic sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner suddenly passed away at the age of 38.