Browse or search our African American History timeline. Events on the timeline include key moments in specific HistoryMaker's lives as well as important historical dates.

January 12, 2015
| Carl Long Passed Away

Police officer and baseball player Carl Long passed away on this date at the age of 79.


January 12, 2010
| James Cheek Passed Away

University president James Cheek passed away on this date at the age of 77.


January 12, 1949
| Lovell Jones is Born

Molecular endocrinologist and biology professor Lovell Jones was born on this date in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


January 12, 1948
| State Law Schools Open Their Doors to African Americans

The United States Supreme Court decision <I>Sipuel v. Oklahoma State Board of Regents</I> required that all state funded law schools must open their doors to African Americans and citizens of any other race.


January 12, 1947
| James Early is Born

Cultural heritage administrator and folklorist James Early was born on this date in Ocala, Florida.


January 12, 1946
| George Duke is Born

Jazz pianist and music producer George Duke was born on this date in San Rafael, California.


January 12, 1935
| Reverend Dr. Johnie H. Flakes, Jr. is Born

Pastor Reverend Dr. Johnie H. Flakes, Jr. was born on this date in Phoenix City, Alabama.