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.
On July 20, 1954, Freeman Bosley Jr., the first African American mayor of St. Louis, Missouri was born.
#TodayInHistory Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention, was held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
On July 18, 1918, former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was born.
On July 17, 1935 famous actress and singer Diahann Carroll was born in the Bronx.
On July 16, 1862, educator and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
July 15 On July 15, 1970 James H. McGee made history as the first black mayor of Dayton, Ohio. James McGee broke many color barriers throughout his political career. Before jumping into politics and social activism, McGee pursued higher education. He earned a degree from Wilberforce University, before serving in the U.S army. Shortly after,Continue reading “James H. McGee sworn in as the first black mayor of Dayton, Ohio”
On July 14, 1968 Hank Aaron hit his 500th career home run against the San Francisco Giants.