This month sped by so fast I almost missed this month’s history wrap up!
September 5, 1859 – Harriet Wilson’s novel Our Nig is published
September 8, 1965 – Dorothy Dandridge found dead
September 8, 1986 – The Oprah Winfrey Show debut
September 9, 1739 – The Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution, occurs in South Carolina
September 10, 1963 – Schools in Alabama desegregated
September 11, 1977 – Roots wins 9 Emmy Awards
September 12, 1905 – Master Horseman John Ware is killed when his horse trips, crushing him and breaking his neck
September 12, 1913 – Jessie Owens is born
September 12, 1947 – Jackie Robinson named rookie of the year
September 13, 1885 – Alain Locke of the Harlem Renaissance is born
September 15, 1963 – The 16th Street Baptist Church is bombed in Birmingham Alabama leaving 4 little girls dead and one blind in one eye
September 15, 1978 – Muhammad Ali becomes the WBA Champ
September 16, 1794– The French Abolish Slavery. (Slavery is reinstituted under Napoleon in 1802 along with the reinstitution of the “Code noir”, prohibiting Blacks from entering French colonial territory or intermarrying with whites).
September 17, 1858 – Dred Scott dies of Tuberculosis 17 months after emancipation
September 18, 1850 – The Fugitive Slave Law is passed by Congress
September 18, 1919 – Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard is the first African American professional football player for a major team
September 18, 1970 – Jimi Hendrix dies in London (at the young age of 27)
September 20-24th 1830 – The First National Negro Convention met in Philadelphia
September 20, 1958 – Martin Luther King Jr. stabbed in the chest while signing copies of Stride Toward Freedom in Blumstein’s department store in Harlem
September 24, 1957 – Eisenhower orders the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock Arkansas to force desegregation at Little Rock Central High School
September 24, 1935 – Joe Louis defeats Max Baer at Yankee Stadium, Bronx New York
September 26, 1967 – Riots erupt in Tampa, FL after police shoot Martin Chambers, an unarmed black teen
September 28, 1991 – Miles Davis dies
September 30, 1919 – Oct 1 – The Elaine Race Riots (also known as The Elaine Massacre) occurs in the Elaine town of Phillips County Arkansas
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4 thoughts on “This Month in Black History – September”
Wow, that’s a lot of tragedies.
Ikr. So our history in this land. Thanks for leaving a comment on the table : )
It would seem so. Here is hoping for a brighter future.
Indeed. Its why I write these posts. A better future begins with a better understanding of the past.