March 30, 2015              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.
March 30

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, originally founded at Howard University, was incorporated on this date in 1923.

Eighteen Southern University students involved in lunch counter sit-ins and anti-segregation rallies were suspended on this date in 1960. In a student rebellion the next day, many of the 5,400 students boycotted classes and requested withdrawal forms.

Capt. Edward J. Dwight, Jr. became the first Black candidate for astronaut training on this date in 1963.

Sammy Davis, Jr., legendary entertainer, received the 53rd NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1969 for: his multi-faceted talent, his participation in the civil rights movement, and for his dedication to freedom, justice, quality, and the brotherhood of all mankind.

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