African American Registry

This informative page allows research for broader African and Africana narratives. Our purpose is:
Teacher preparation, Technology and Youth Programs . .

We have youth in mind by consistently exhibiting elders, and feel both should know of each other. We supply teachers with staff development, http://www.aaregistry.org/pages/teachers-forum. Our "Street Team" I N N W youth program connects youth and our "Street Team" HD in HD challenge give youth a voice through historical research, http://www.aaregistry.org/pages/street-team. Our Goal is:
Curriculum Reform and Giving Youth a Guided Voice. . .

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Phyllis Wheatley, Poet born 05/08/2024


Phyllis Wheatley, Poet born *Phillis Wheatley was born on this date 1753. She was a Black slave and writer. Born in Senegambia, Africa she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America. The Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent,....

William Ming Jr., Lawyer born 05/07/2024


William Ming Jr., Lawyer born *William Ming Jr., a black lawyer and law professor, was born on this date in 1911. William Robert Ming Jr. was born in Chicago to Annie and William Ming Sr., a South Side Chicago municipal employee. Young Ming Jr. worked as a grocery clerk and on wrecking crews while putting himself through the Uni...

Willie Mays, Baseball Player born 05/06/2024


Willie Mays, Baseball Player born *Willie Mays was born on this date in 1931. He was a Black Baseball player. From Westfield, Alabama, both of his parents were athletes. His father played baseball on the all-Black teams of the segregated south, and his mother was a champion sprinter in her school. In his youth, his father also worke...

Pio Pico, Governor of Mexican California born 05/05/2024


Pio Pico, Governor of Mexican California born The birth of Pio de Jesus Pico in 1801 is marked on this date. He was an African Native Mexican American businessman and politician. Pico was born in the San Gabriel Mission in Mexico, the son of a soldier, Jose Maria Pico. His father had come from Mexico with the Anza expedition of 1801. The fourth...

Ron Carter, Jazz Bassist born 05/04/2024


Ron Carter, Jazz Bassist born *Ron Carter was born on this date in 1937.  He is a Black jazz double bassist and Cellist.   Ronald Levin Carter was born in Ferndale, Michigan. He started to play cello at the age of 10. His first job as a jazz musician was playing bass with Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton. His first […]

James Brown, Soul Singer born 05/03/2024


James Brown, Soul Singer born On this date in 1933, James Brown was born. He was an African American singer, producer, and entertainer. Born in Barnwell, S.C., Brown was raised in poverty 40 miles away in Augusta, GA. As a child, he picked cotton, danced for spare change, and shined shoes. At 16, he was caught for shoplifting, c...

The Children’s Crusade Begins in Alabama 05/02/2024


The Children’s Crusade Begins in Alabama *The Children's Crusade of the American Civil Rights Movement's began on this date in 1963. This was a march by hundreds of school students in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 2, May 3, May 4, and May 5, 1963, during the Movement's Birmingham Campaign.

The First American Memorial Day is Commemorated 05/01/2024


The First American Memorial Day is Commemorated *On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America. This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for f...

The Rodney King Riots Begin In Los Angeles 04/29/2024


The Rodney King Riots Begin In Los Angeles *On this date The Los Angeles (Rodney King) Riot began in 1992. One of the first major urban insurrections in the United States after the 1960s, this riot shocked many Americans who had come to believe that the days of explosive racial tensions were behind them.

Muhammad Ali Refuses His Vietnam Draft Notice 04/28/2024


Muhammad Ali Refuses His Vietnam Draft Notice On this date in 1967, African American boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be drafted into the U.S. Army and was eventually stripped of his heavyweight boxing title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo Vietnam military service. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in ...

Coretta Scott King, Human Rights Activist born. 04/27/2024


Coretta Scott King, Human Rights Activist born. *Coretta Scott King was born on this date in 1927. She was an African American civil rights activist and author. From Heiberger, Alabama, Coretta Scott was the daughter of Bernice McMurry Scott, a housewife, and Obadiah Scott, a lumber carrier. Scott grew up walking three miles each day to school wh...

Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz Singer born 04/25/2024



Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz Singer born This date in 1918 marks the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. She was an African American jazz singer from Newport News, Virginia. Considered one of the greatest singers in jazz history, Fitzgerald moved as a child with her mother and her stepfather to Yonkers, New York. As a teenager, she began winning ama...

Joe Henderson, Saxophonist born 04/24/2024


Joe Henderson, Saxophonist born On this date in 1937, Joe Henderson was born. He was an African American jazz saxophonist. From Lima, Ohio, Henderson's musical career started when he was a student at Kentucky State College and Wayne University in Detroit. After a two-year military stint from 1960 to 1962, he worked with Jack McDuf...

Charles Mingus, Bassist, and Composer born 04/22/2024


Charles Mingus, Bassist, and Composer born This date marks the birth of Charles Mingus in 1922. He was an African American bassist, composer and band leader. During his lifetime, Charles Mingus was widely recognized in jazz circles as one of music’s most talented contributors. It was only after his death that his brilliance as an indomitab...

Amnesty International Honors Colin Kapernick 04/21/2024


Amnesty International Honors Colin Kapernick *On this date in 2018, Black Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick received the Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018. The award was officially presented at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Amnesty International...

Student Takeover At Cornell University Occurs 04/19/2024


Student Takeover At Cornell University Occurs On this date in 1969 more than 80 members of the Afro American Society took over Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University’s student union. The takeover had been prompted by a reprimand of three Black students for an incident the previous December and a cross burning (both incidents occurred the p...

American Major League Baseball Breaks Its Color Barrier 04/15/2024


American Major League Baseball Breaks Its Color Barrier On this date in 1947, the first Black man played in a major league baseball game. Jackie Robinson's first major-league game (with the Brooklyn Dodgers) was the event: "It was the most eagerly anticipated debut in the annals of the national pastime," wrote one sports writer. "It represented both the....

The First Freedom Ride Takes Place 04/13/2024


The First Freedom Ride Takes Place On this date in 1947, The Journey of Reconciliation is celebrated. This was the first civil rights freedom ride through the American South. George Houser and Bayard Rustin were its primary organizers. It was sponsored by CORE and the Fellowship For Reconciliation. Black and white members ventured on...

The Civil Rights (Fair Housing Act) of 1968 is Signed 04/11/2024


The Civil Rights (Fair Housing Act) of 1968 is Signed *On this date in 1968, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed.  This federal law prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing.   President Lyndon Johnson signed this landmark act into law almost immediately following the Martin Luther King assassination riot...

Bunny Wailer, Reggae Musician born 04/10/2024


Bunny Wailer, Reggae Musician born *Bunny Wailer was born on this date in 1947.  He was a Black Jamaican singer-songwriter and percussionist.   He was also known as Jah B, Bunny O’Riley, and Bunny Livingston.  Wailer was born Neville O’Riley Livingston in Kingston. He spent his earliest years in the village of Nine Mile in Sa...

Freddie Hubbard, Trumpeter born 04/07/2024


Freddie Hubbard, Trumpeter born *Freddie Hubbard was born on this date in 1938. He was an African American jazz musician. From Indianapolis, IN. He started playing the mellophone and trumpet in his school band at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Trumpeter Lee Katzman, former sideman with Stan Kenton, recomme...

A Black Man Becomes The First To Reach The North Pole 04/06/2024


A Black Man Becomes The First To Reach The North Pole On this date in 1909 African American Matthew Henson became the first man to reach the North Pole. Henson, an African American explorer, and adventurer began the journey with Admiral Robert E. Peary from Camp Sheridan in Greenland in February of that year. By April they were near exhaustion and blin...

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