This Week In Black History

December 23, 2021

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.

December 29, 1924

Author, sportswriter A.S. “Doc” Young born.

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