September 21, 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.
September 21

John Henry Conyers became the first Black person to enter the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, on this date in 1872.

F. W. Leslie, inventor, patented the Envelope Seal on this date in 1887. Patent # 590,325.

Clifford Alexander, Jr., the first Black Secretary of the U.S. Army, was born in New York City on this date in 1933.

Juanita Kidd Stout was named by the Governor to serve as a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge on this date in 1959. Later that year Stout won the election for a full term on the Court and became the first Black woman elected judge in the United States.

Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo), legendary track star, died in Santa Monica, CA, on this date in 1998. At the time of her death Joyner held world records in the women's 100 and 200 meter dashes.

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