Diamond Shakoor The 12-year-old girl is one of the best chess players in the country. With close to 250 tournaments played, Diamond is a seven-time national champion. At age 8, she was the youngest African-American female to go undefeated in a Chess National competition. source: atlantablackstar.com
James Theodore Holly, a Black man who emigrated to Haiti, was consecrated Bishop to Haiti on this date in 1874. A ceremony was held at the Grace Church in New York for Holly, who was elected five days earlier.