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This Day in Black History: July 6, 1957
Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon on July 6, 1957....


This Day in Black History: June 21, 1964
Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are killed by a Ku Klux Kla...


This Day in Black History: June 15, 1877
The first African-American cadet graduated from West Point Academy....


This Day in Black History: July 12, 1937
Actor, comedian and producer Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia....


This Day in Black History: July 5, 1852
Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass gave the speech, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" ...


This Day in Black History: July 9, 1893
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first open-heart surgery....


Party of Nine: Black Senators Celebrate Their Contributions to U.S. History
Sen. Tim Scott hosts a Black History Month event honoring former and current African-American senat...


This Day in Black History: May 1, 1997
Alexis Margaret Herman became the first African-American appointed to the position of U.S. secretar...


This Day in Black History: June 13, 1967
Thurgood Marshall becomes first Black U.S. Supreme Court judge....


This Day in Black History: July 4, 1881
Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, holds first day of class, with Booker T. Washington servin...


This Day in Black History: July 10, 1943
Tennis champion Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 10, 1943....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 11, 1999
Serena Williams became the second African-American woman to win the U.S. Open title on Sept. 11, 19...


Black History Month Exclusive: Meagan Good, Kevin Hart and More Quote African-American Films
Hollywood's A-list tells us the Black movies with the best one-liners....


Russell Wilson Scores Big, Makes African-American History
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks make history and set NFL records in Super Bowl XLVIII....


This Day in Black History: March 21, 1986
Debi Thomas became the first Black woman to win the Women's World Figure Skating Championship on Ma...


The US, Mandela and a Not-So-Smooth History
For years, the American government did not look too kindly on Nelson Mandela or the anti-apartheid ...


Beyoncé Spotlights Black Heroes for Black History Month
The singer will educate her fans on remarkable yet "unsung" leaders all month long....


On the Record With… Dr. Robert K. Ross
Dr. Robert K. Ross's deep and abiding commitment to the success of young Black men....


This Day in Black History: Dec. 16, 2000
Colin Powell was appointed U.S. Secretary of State on Dec. 16, 2000....


Report: US Adult Smoking Rate Dips to 18 Percent
Increase in anti-smoking campaigns and tobacco taxes may be why numbers have gone down....

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