November 17, 2017              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

November 17

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University on this date in 1911. Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper, and Frank Coleman were it's founding members.

FBI Agents Charles D. Brennan and George C. Moore reportedly testified, on this date in 1978, that FBI surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was based "solely" on J. Edgar Hoover's hatred of him.

Twelve Klansmen, who fired on and killed five people in a 1979 anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, NC, were charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder on this date in 1980.

Gloria Naylor, writer, won the "Lillian Smith Award" for her third novel, Mama Day, which centers on cultural conflict in an all-black sea island community off the coast of South Carolina on this date in 1989.

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