On September 26, 1981, tennis legend Serena Williams was born in 1981.
On September 25, 1957, the Little Rock Nine officially had their first day of class.
On September 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opened.
On September 23, 1980, Bob Marley performed his last concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh.
On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation that announced his plan to free all slaves.
On September 21, 1998, olympic sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner suddenly passed away at the age of 38.
On September 20, 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed during a book signing in Harlem by Izola Ware Curry.
On September 19, 1865, Atlanta University was founded by the American Missionary Association.
On September 18, 1970, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27.
On September 17, 1983, Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America.