October 31, 2014              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

"On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events"

This free, daily Black History facts website contains over 2,000 entries delivering Black History every day of the year searchable by date or keyword. The calendar features many major Black achievements and important dates in Black History including ideas, inventions, and leadership by Black people that have helped propel America to prominence and helped mankind world-wide.
October 31

Nat Turner, was turned over to a sheriff on this date in 1831. The revolutionary freedom-fighter was captured the previous day for his involvement in his infamous slave revolt.

Ethel Waters, famed blues singer and actress, was born in Chester, PA, on this date in 1900. Waters, a popular figure during the "Harlem Renaissance," won best supporting actress for her role in Pinky (1949). "Down Home Music" and "Oh Daddy" were some of her famous songs.

Violet Palmer, a Black woman, became the first woman to officiate a NBA game (Dallas Mavericks at Vancouver Grizzlies) on this date in 1997. The NBA introduced two women officials in 1997.

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