MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY Birmingham Times | August 21, 2013 | Everything Black | No Comments September 24, 1957 – Nine African American students integrated Little Rock High School. September 15, 1963 – The bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. August 22, 1963 – Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights petition Human Rights Board to desegregate. September 8, 1957 – Althea Gibson became the first African American athlete to win a U. S. national tennis championship September 24, 1974 – Barbara W. Hancock became the first African American woman named a White House Fellow. September 9, 1915 – Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History September 15, 1992 – Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American female astronaut in space. September 2, 1966 – Frank Robinson, professional baseball player, named MVP of the American League. September 1, 1975 – General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. named Commander-in-Chief of North American Air Defense Command in1975. September 29, 1942 – Hugh Mulzac, first African American captain of a U.S. merchant ship, launched the ‘Booker T. Washington.’ September 7, 1954 – Integration in public schools began in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. August 27, 1962 – Birmingham Chamber of Commerce forms interracial Senior Citizens Committee to prevent demonstrations September 12, 1947 – Jackie Robinson, first Black baseball player in the major leagues, was named National League Rookie of the Year. August 28, 1963 – Martin Luther Kings, Jr. leads “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom“ deliver “I Have A Dream” speech September 18, 2006 – State ferry service reopens, after 44 years in Gees Bend, Alabama September 20, 1984 – First episode of “The Cosby Show’ aired Share this:EmailPrintGoogleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInRedditWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Related Posts Sisters Establish Community Diabetes Lectureship in Memory of Their Parents at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center No Comments | Dec 11, 2014 FUNdraising Good Times No Comments | Dec 18, 2013 Female African American Director Launches Campaign for Feature Film No Comments | May 29, 2014 Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to African-Americans No Comments | Jan 29, 2015 About The Author admin Logging In... Profile cancel Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook or CommentName EmailNot published Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.