This Week In Black History

March 10, 2022

March 10, 1913

Harriet Tubman dies.

March 11, 1959

Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In the Sun” opens at Barrymore Theater, New York, the first play by a Black woman to premier on Broadway.

March 12, 1932 

Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador and former mayor of Atlanta, born.

March 13, 1773

Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, black pioneer and explorer, founded Chicago.

March 14, 1965

Montgomery bus boycott ends when municipal bus service is desegregated.

March 15, 1988 

Eugene Antonio Marino, first Black Catholic archbishop, assigned to Atlanta.

March 16, 1846

Rebecca Cole, second Black female physician in America, born.

March 17, 1885

William F. Cosgrove patents automatic stop plug for gas and oil pipes. 1890 – Charles B. Brooks patents street sweeper.

March 18, 1822

The Phoenix Society, a literary and educational group, founded by Blacks in New York City.

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