Important Dates in Black History

January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation is issued.

June 19, 1965 Juneteenth – African American Independence Day

January 15, 1929 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated

August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Black Heritage Day III  The African American History Calendar by Carl Bernard Mack

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