The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s, Upsilon Tau Omega, Iota Gamma Omega, and Psi Epsilon Omega chapters are partnering to commemorate the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday by hosting two activities. On Sunday, January 20 Prince George’s County residents are invited to break bread with other residents and attend the MLK […]
37th Annual Montgomery County Alpha Phi Alpha “MLK Scholarship” Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. January 19, 2013 9a-11a. Expected attendance of 1800. Event will be held at The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852. About Sheila Stewart: Sheila Stewart is an award winning media […]
LARGO, Md.—Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) recognizes the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 19, by participating in two community service projects. Students and employees travel to the New Jersey area to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts January 17-20. On January 19, from 7–10 a.m., volunteers from the institution will package goods at […]
Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism envisions a District of Columbia where residents meet the needs of their communities through a dedicated and sustained spirit of service and volunteerism. Serve DC supports communities across the District through grant funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland […]
The Montgomery Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9am until 11am. More than 1200 will be in attendance. The event will be held at TheBethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center; 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852 For more information, contact Michael A. Smith at […]
The 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3PM at: The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, Maryland 20852 This event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are also available via phone at 301-581-5100.
VIA: NewsOne.Com On Friday, President Obama signed a renewal of the executive order that assists historically black colleges. While the executive order itself follows the form of orders in previous administrations, the head of the Obama administration’s effort for the colleges said that the executive order would set off a change in philosophy on how […]
July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The signing of this act was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction. The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion or national origin. See President Johnson’s remarks on the signing of this bill:
On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. President Kennedy had to send 5,000 federal troops after rioting broke out. Check out some footage from that day below:
Check out our gallery of African American Political Firsts. Without the work of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King none of this would be possible! Enjoy!