Check out the facts below:
- In 1903 Jack Johnson became the first black Heavyweight Champion
- In 1956 Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first black student to attend the University of Alabama. She was expelled three days later “for her own safety” in response to threats from a mob.
- In 1964 NYC School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.
- In 1965 Geraldine McCullough Wins Widener Gold Medal
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