Jesse Jackson and his coalition started the boycott against Coca-Cola in 1987 due to lack of black presentation on their staff and no support towards black owned businesses.
Famous African American writer Alex Haley was born on August 11, 1921.
Alex Haley is the author behind Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC turned the book into a television series which aired on January 23rd, 1977.
On August 9, 2014 Police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year old unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
On August 8, 1805, the African Baptist Church, Massachusetts’ oldest black church, was founded by Reverend Thomas Paul.
James Cameron went on to found NAACP chapters in Madison, Wisconsin, Munchie and South Bend, Indiana. In 1998, Cameron founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum to showcase the history of lynching.
On August 1, 1925 the Negro Bar Association is founded in Des Moines, Iowa. The Negro Bar Association later named the National Bar Association, was created to welcome black lawyers who were excluded from predominantly white law associations.
On July 31st, 1956, Deval Laurdine Patrick was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Deval Patrick was elected the first black governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He’s only the second black governor in U.S history.
Laurence John Fishburne III was born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia. He is a famous actor, director, executive producer and writer.
July 29th Haben Girma was born on July 29th, 1988 in the San Francisco area. She is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. Academics Haben Girma accelerated in her studies early on using braille. Lewis and Clark In 2010, Haben Girma graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Lewis andContinue reading “Haben Girma | Disability Rights Lawyer, Advocate | First Deafblind Person To Graduate From Harvard Law School”
The Fourteenth Amendment, which granted citizenship and equal rights to African Americans took effect on July 28th, 1868. Although the Fourteenth Amendment was sent to Congress for ratification on June 16, 1866 it was not officially enforced until July 28th, 1868.