On August 5, 1928, Atlanta’s oldest black newspaper, the Atlanta Daily World, was founded in 1928 by William Alexander Scott II.
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The remains of three civil rights leaders are found in Mississippi
On August 4, 1964, the bodies of three civil rights leaders were found near Philadelphia, Mississippi after being missing since June 21st.
Jesse Owens won his first Olympic gold medal
On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens won his first Olympic gold medal at the Berlin Olympics.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee becomes the first woman to win consecutive gold medals in the heptathlon
On August 2, 1992, Jackie Joyner-Kersee made history as the first woman to ever win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the heptathlon.
Roxanne Iniece | National Black Business Month Interview Series
To kick off the National Black Business Month: Interview Series presented by TheBlack.Blog, we spoke with Roxanne Iniece to discuss her business and her entrepreneurship journey.
The Negro Bar Association is incorporated
On August 1, 1925 the Negro Bar Association was incorporated in Des Moines, Iowa.
Arnette Hubbard is elected as the first female president of the National Bar Association
On July 31, 1981 Arnette Hubbard was elected as the first female president of the National Bar Association.
Cheryl Boone Issacs is elected as the first black president of the AMPAS
On July 30, 2013 Cheryl Boone Issacs was elected as the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Carl Lewis wins his fourth consecutive gold medal
On July 29, 1996 Carl Lewis won his fourth consecutive gold medal in the long jump.
Fourteenth Amendment takes effect
On July 28th, 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment, which grants citizenship and equal rights to African Americans took effect.