This Week In Black History

January 27, 2022

January 27, 1961

Leontyne Price made her Metropolitan Opera debut.

January 28, 1787

Free Africa Society organized in Philadelphia.

January 29, 1926

Violette Nealy Anderson becomes the first Black woman lawyer to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 30, 1979

Franklin Thomas named president of Ford Foundation.

January 31, 1986

August Wilson’s Fences, starring James Earl Jones, opens at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

February 1, 1902

Playwright, poet, author Langston Hughes born

February 2, 1807

Congress bans foreign slave trade.

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