On November 17, 1980, WHMM-TV, the first black owned public broadcasting station in the U.S., broadcasted for the first time.
On November 16, 2001, Agbani Darego became the first black African to be crowned Miss World.
On November 15, 1998, Stokely Carmichael died at the age of 57.
On November 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges was escorted to an all-white elementary school by federal marshals.
On November 13, 1940, the Supreme Court ruled on Hansberry v. Lee, deciding that African Americans could not be prohibited from white neighborhoods.
On November 12, 1941, the National Negro Opera Company was founded by Madame Lillian Evanto.
On November 11, 1979, the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Museum and the National Archives for Black Women’s History was established.
On November 10, 1957, Charlie Sifford became the first African American to win a major golf tournament.
On November 9, 1731, Benjamin Banneker was born.
On November 8, 1938, Crystal Bird Fauset was elected to the Philadelphia House of Representatives.