This Week In Black History

March 31, 2022

March 31, 1988 

Toni Morrison wins Pulitzer Prize for Beloved. April 1, 1950 – Charles R. Drew, who developed techniques for processing and preserving blood, died.

April 2, 1984

Georgetown coach John Thompson becomes first Black coach to win NCAA basketball tournament.

April 3, 1826 

Poet-orator James Madison Bell, author of the Emancipation Day poem “The Day and the War”, born.

April 4, 1968 

Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated.

April 5, 1951 

Washington, DC Municipal Court of Appeals outlawed segregation in restaurants.

April 6, 1909 

Matthew A. Henson reaches the North Pole, 45 minutes before Commander Peary

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