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Today in Black History: August Wilson opens at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre

In 1986, August Wilson’s Fences, starring James Earl Jones, opens at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “Fences (August Wilson Century Cycle)” by August Wilson Today’s Birthday Jackie Robinson Born in Cairo, Georgia.  In 1947, Robinson became  the first Black American major league baseball player of the modern era, when he

 
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Today in Black History: Sharon Pratt (Dixon) Kelly’s Birthday!

In 1979, Franklin Thomas named president of Ford Foundation.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “African American Firsts: Famous Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America” by Joan Potter Today’s Birthday Sharon Pratt (Dixon) Kelly Born in Washington, D.C.. She was the elected mayor of Washington, D.C. and served from January 2, 1991

 
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Today in Black History: The first Black woman lawyer to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 1926, Violette Anderson becomes the first Black woman lawyer to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Today’s Birthday Oprah Winfrey She was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is most well known for her self-titled Television show, “Oprah,” which became the highest rated talk show in Television History. Oprah is also an Academy

 
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