1. 1972 - James M. Rodger, Jr.
James M. Rodger, Jr. first African American to be named National Teacher of the Year is honored at a White House ceremony.
2. 1972 - Robert Wedgeworth
Robert Wedgeworth is named the first African American Director of the American Library Association.
3. 1944 - The United Negro College Fund.
On April 24, 1950, the United Negro College Fund was founded.
4. 1944 - Bill Pickett, dies
At the age of 72 black cowboy Bill Pickett died after being kicked while roping a bronco. a star of the 101 Ranch wild West Show, Mr. Pickett invented the rodeo event of bulldogging , an event in which the contestant must wrestle a longhorn steer to the ground with his bare hands.
5. 1944 - United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund incorporated.
6. 1944 - Smith v.. Allwright
Smith v.. Allwright, the Supreme Court rules that a “white primary” law that excludes African Americans from voting is a violation of the 15th Amendment and thus unconstitutional.
7. 1886 - Roman Catholic Priest
Augustus Tolton ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Rome, was assigned to America.
8. 1884 - National Medical Association of Black Physicians
National Medical Association of Black Physicians organized in Atlanta, Ga.
9. 1867 - Ride-ins on Virginia Streetcars
Black demonstrators staged ride-ins on Richmond, Va., streetcars. Troops were mobilized to restore order.
10. 1867 - Ku Klux Klan
First national meeting of the Ku Klux Klan held at the Maxwell House in Nashville, Tenn.