On this date in African-American history, President Barack H. Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
May 31, 2018, will mark the ninety-seventh anniversary of the cataclysmic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot (the “Riot”), a man-made calamity more accurately described as a massacre, pogrom, holocaust, assault, or burning. This defining moment in Tulsa and American history, despite its significance as the worst “race riot” [or massacre] in America, remains a mystery to many and an unknown to many more.
With the Civil War not officially ending until 1865 and in the midst of chaos and confusion, an African-American newspaper managed to establish itself in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana.
On September 25, 1957, in Little Rock, Arkansas, nine African-American students were escorted into Central High School. They were lead by federal troops who enforced the court-order of public school integration.
Roots a miniseries based on Alex P. Haley’s novel, “Roots” recieved several awards at the 19th Annual Emmys on this date in 1977.