This Week In Black History

January 13, 2022

January 13, 1990
L. Douglas Wilder becomes first African American U.S. governor (Virginia) since Reconstruction.

January 13, 1913
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated becomes the 2nd Black Greek Letter Organization.

January 14, 1975
William T. Coleman named U.S. Scretary of Transportation.

January 15, 1908
Alpha Kappa Alpha, first African American sorority, is founded at Howard University.

January 16, 1978
NASA names Black astronauts:
Maj. Frederick D. Gregory, Maj. Guion S. Bluford, and Dr. Ronald McNair.

January 17, 1942 
Three time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali born.

January 18, 1856
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, pioneer heart surgeon, born.

January 19, 1969
UCLA renames its social science buildings to honor alumnus Ralph Bunche.

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