This Week In Black History

March 9, 2023

March 9, 1941 – Amistad mutineers freed by U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

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