On July 30, 2013 Cheryl Boone Issacs was elected as the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
On July 29, 1996 Carl Lewis won his fourth consecutive gold medal in the long jump.
On July 28th, 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment, which grants citizenship and equal rights to African Americans took effect.
On July 27, 1963 Garrett Morgan died in Cleveland Ohio at the age of 86.
On July 26, 1906 The National Association of Colored Women’s Club was officially incorporated.
On July 25, 1941 Emmett Till was born in Chicago, Illinois.
On July 24, 1954 Educator, writer and civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell died at the age of 91.
On July 23, 1962 Jackie Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
On July 22, 1946 Actor Danny Glover was born in San Francisco, California.
On July 21, 1864, the New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, was published.