Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination on Aug. 28, 2008.
W. E. B. Du Bois died in Ghana, West Africa, on Aug. 27, 1963.
On Aug. 26, 1968, Julian Bond received an invalid vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
Legendary tennis player Althea Gibson was born in Silver, South Carolina, on Aug. 25, 1927.
Huey P. Newton was killed in Oakland, California on Aug. 22, 1989.
Singer, composer and entertainer Isaac Hayes was born on Aug. 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee.