1955
  • New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture names Jean Blackwell Hutson as curator.
1957
  • Federally protected integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas began.
1960
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is founded.
  • Student sit-ins by college students begin.
1961
  • Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes are admitted to the University of Georgia by the Federal courts.
1965
  • An appointed Ambassador to Luxembourg, Patricia Roberts Harris becomes the first Black woman to head a U.S. embassy.
1968
  • The first African American president of the National Education Association (NEA) is Elizabeth Duncan Koontz.
1976
  • The first African American elected president of the American Library Association is Clara Stanton Jones.
1977
  • The first African American woman to receive a Ph.D in political science in the U.S. is Jewel Prestage.
1979
  • The Association of Black Women Historians is formed.

 

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HUAN 4 
May 2000