This Week In Black History

December 22, 2022

December 22, 1943 – W.E. B. DuBois becomes the first African American elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

December 23, 1869 – Madam C.J. Walker, businesswoman and first African American woman millionaire, born.

December 24, 1832 – Charter granted to the Georgia Infirmary, the first black hospital.

December 25, 1760 – Jupiter Hammon becomes first published black poet with his poem, “An Evening Thought”.

December 26, 1894 – Jean Toomer, author of Cane, born.

December 27, 1862 – African Methodist Episcopal Zion church founded in New Bern, North Carolina.

December 28, 1905 – Earl “Fatha” Hines, “Father of Modern Jazz Piano”, born.

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