This Day in Quiztory
#OTD in 1867, Howard University was established in Washington, DC.
03.01_Hall of Fame Defensive End Elvin Bethea
#OTD in 1946, hall of fame defensive end Elvin Bethea was born in Trenton, New Jersey.
02.28_Comedian Rochester Anderson
We celebrate the life and legacy of actor and comedian Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, who passed away on this day in 1977.
02.27_Activist Anna Julia Cooper
#OTD in 1964, women's rights advocate Anna Julia Cooper passed away at the age of 105.
02.16_Charles Michael Davis_Herndon Home
#OTD in 2000, the home of entrepreneur Alonzo Herndon was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
02.03_Deborah Cox_Remembering Autherine Lucy
#OTD in 1956, Autherine Lucy became the first African American student to attend the University of Alabama. Recording artist Deborah Cox narrates.
02.02_Sheryl Lee Ralph_82nd United States Attorney General
#OTD in 2009, the United States Senate confirmed Eric Holder as the 82nd U.S. Attorney General and the first African American to hold the position. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph narrates.
02.01_Ernest L. Thomas_MLK Arrested During Voting Rights March
#OTD in 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Selma, AL during a march to protest voter registration practices. Actor Ernest L. Thomas narrates.
01.27_Gospel Legend Mahalia Jackson
#OTD in 1972, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson passed away at the age of 60.
01.20_General Colin Powell's Historic Achievement
#OTD in 2001, General Colin Powell was sworn in as the 65th U.S. Secretary of State and the first African American to hold that position.