This Month in Black History


September 15, 1915
Carter G Woodson, the Father of Black History, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

September 10, 1962
The United States Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to accept James Meredith as a student.
September 25, 1962
Governor Ross Barnett, in defiance of the court order, blocked Meredith entrance to the University,
September 30, 1962
Federal troops, sent by President Kennedy, escorted James Meredith onto the campus.


September 1, 1975
Daniel “Chappie” James, a former Tuskegee Airman, became the first Black four-star general in the United States Air Force.