Take a Giant Step, a play by Louis Peterson, opened on Broadway (1953).
Patrick Kelly, an African-American designer who became famous in Paris, born (1954).
President Eisenhower orders federal troops to Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. to prevent interference with school integration of nine Black students (1957).
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Board of Higher Education of Mississippi to admit a Black student to university or be held in contempt (1962).
Executive Order 11246 which enforces affirmative action Issued by President Johnson (1965).
John T. Walker named the first Black bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Washington (1977).
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone makes statement saying that the United States’ “intelligence levels are lower than those in Japan because of African-Americans, Hispanics and Puerto Ricans.” Nakasone later apologized saying his remarks were misinterpreted (1986).
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