Black History Month

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1. 1993 – Arthur Ashe dies Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon. 2. 1972 – Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of […]

Let's start Black History Month off right by acknowledging this groundbreaking woman and her work.

The president praised the historical figure during a roundtable with Black leaders.

Significant milestones have been etched into the fabric of Atlanta’s growth and development by members of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church during its 168 year history. Prior to Emancipation, Slave Masters of the Methodist Episcopal Church provided a facility for our ancestors to worship at Bethel Tabernacle Church on the corner of Courtland and Jenkins Streets […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1927 – Sidney Poitier born On this day Sidney Poitier, who will be the first African American to win an Academy Award in a starring role, is born in Miami, Fl.

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1965 – Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1942 – Tuskegee Airmen initiated The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1867 – Morehouse Predecessor Founded An institution was founded at Augusta, Georgia which was later to become Morehouse College, following its relocation to Atlanta. Morehouse College is one of the most prestigious black colleges in the nation.

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1891 – Churn Invented A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the churn, patent #466,470

The Atlanta Daily World is proud to be Georgia’s most distinguished and widely distributed African American weekly newspaper. Owned by Real Times Media, the Atlanta Daily World was founded August 5, 1928 and is the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper. In its 88-year history, the ADW has reported news and content relevant to the vast and […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1857 – Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.   Click HERE for more details