This Day in Black History

This Day in Black History highlights historical events and groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. Each day, BET.com presents a new historical fact and provides context for how these individuals and events influenced change. From the heroes of the Underground Railroad to the civil rights movement to the election of the country's first Black president, look back at how African-Americans have impacted the world.

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This Day in Black History: Jan. 16, 1920

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

This Day in Black History: Jan. 15, 1908

On Jan. 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first Greek-lettered African-American sorority, was founded on Howard University’s campus in Washington, D.C.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 15, 2006

B.B. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush on Dec. 15, 2006.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 14, 1959

Motown Record Company, the first large Black-owned music company in America, was founded on Dec. 14, 1959.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 13, 1967

Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, on Dec. 13, 1967.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 10, 1950

Ralph Joseph Bunche becomes the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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