On July 10, 1875, educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune was born.
On July 9, 2000, Venus Williams wins Wimbledon for the first time.
On July 8, 1914, famous jazz musician and bandleader Billy Eckstine was born.
On July 7, 1906, Leroy “Satchel” Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama.
On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American to win Wimbledon.
On July 5, 1975, Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win Wimbledon.
On July 4, 1881 Booker T. Washington opened the Tuskegee Institute.
On July 3, 1983, Calvin Smith set the 100m record.
On July 2, 2015, Dexter D. Eure Sr., the first black columnist at the Boston Globe, died.
On July 1, 1970, Maryland State College was renamed the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.