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Black History On This Day December 6th

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The 13th amendment ratified (1865)

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution ratified....

First Black in the House of Representatives sworn in (1870)

Joseph H. Rainey is sworn inJoseph H. Rainey is sworn in as congressman from...

First African-American to own and operate a radio station in America born (1897 - 1977)

Jesse B. BlaytonJesse B. Blayton, Sr. was born December 6, 1897 in...

the automatic gear shift patent issued (1932)

African-American inventor Richard Spikes received...

First African American Mayor of Houston, Texas (1997)

First black mayor houstonLee Brown becomes Houston's first African American...

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