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Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: AP Abourne ~ (inventor) awarded patent for refining coconut oil

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Bill Cosby ~ (entertainer) receives an Emmy Award for "I Spy"

Posted by: default, on 10/17/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Bishop Desmond Tutu ~ (South African activist) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Carter G Woodson ~ (the father of Black history) awarded Spingarn Medal

Posted by: default, on 12/1/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Charles Johnson ~ is honored with the "National Book Award" for his fictional book, Middle Passage

Posted by: default, on 10/6/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Derek Walcott ~ becomes the first Black person to win a Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Dorie Miller ~ (a messman) awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor

Posted by: default, on 9/15/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche ~ becomes first Black Nobel Peace Prize winner

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: EM Bannister ~ (African painter) exhibits Under The Oaks at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelpha and is awarded the gold med ...

Posted by: default, on 11/13/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Gloria Naylor ~ (writer) wins the "Lillian Smith Award" for Mama Day, her novel

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Gwendolyn Brooks ~ becomes the first Black person awarded a Pulitzer Prize, for Annie Allen

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Gwendolyn Brooks ~ (poet and first Black person awarded a Pulitzer Prize) born

Posted by: default, on 1/19/2008, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Hank Aaron ~ (baseball player) receives the 60th NAACP Spingarn Medal

Posted by: default, on 9/15/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Jackie Robinson ~ is named National League "Rookie of the Year"

Posted by: default, on 12/16/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Koffi Atta Annan ~ becomes the first Black Secretary General for the United Nations

Posted by: default, on 2/16/2008, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Lauryn Hill ~ (R&B and hip hop singer) wins five Grammy Awards, the most a woman had ever received

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Leontyne Price ~ (world renowed opera singer) is awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

Posted by: default, on 1/4/2011, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Martin Luther King Jr ~ (activist and civil rights leader) awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Michael Jackson ~ (musician) wins eight grammy awards

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Pvt Milton L Olive III ~ awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Ralph J Bunche ~ becomes the first Black person awarded a Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by: default, on 9/9/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Roots the mini-series ~ won 9 awards at the 19th Annual Emmys

Posted by: default, on 11/13/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Rosa Parks ~ is honored by the Wonder Woman Foundation with the first "Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award"

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Roy deCarava ~ (first Black American photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship) born

Posted by: default, on 8/5/2007, in category "Awards and Recognition"

On this date: Tommie Smith and John Carlos ~ While being awarded the gold and bronze medals, respectively, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raise their gloved fists on ...
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