March 3, 1865
Freedman’s Bureau established by federal government to aid newly freed slaves.
March 4, 1965
Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics honored as NBA most valuable player for fourth time in five years.
March 5, 1770
Crispus Attucks becomes one of the first casualties of the American Revolution.
March 6, 1857
U.S. Supreme Court issues Dred Scott decision.
March 7, 1965
U.S. Supreme Court upholds key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
March 8, 1977
Henry L. Marsh III becomes first African American elected mayor of Richmond, VA.
March 9, 1941
Amistad mutineers freed by U.S. Supreme Court.