1870 Black suffrage ~ The 15th Amendment, providing for Black suffrage, ratified
1886 First Negro Baseball League ~ The Southern League of Colored Base Ballists is founded
1956 Autherine Lucy ~ becomes the first Black student at University of Alabama
1965 Geraldine McCullough ~ wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
1903 Jack Johnson ~ (first Black heavyweight champion) wins the "Negro Heavyweight Title"