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: Oct. 22, 1936

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale was born in Dallas.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 21, 1917

Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, on Oct. 21, 1917.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 16, 1995

The Million Man March took place in Washington, D.C.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 15, 1966

The Black Panther Party was co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, on Oct. 15, 1966.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 14, 1964

On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rights movement at age 35, making him the youngest person to receive the honor.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 13, 1938

Shirley Caesar, one of the best known gospel singers, was born on Oct. 13, 1938.
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