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.

February 13, 2006
| Charles Stewart, III Passed Away

Electrician and labor activist Charles Stewart, III passed away on this date at the age of 95.

February 13, 2005
| Earl Neal Passed Away

Trial lawyer Earl Neal passed away on this date at the age of 76.

February 13, 1998
| Satcher Named Surgeon General

Dr. David Satcher, former head of the Centers for Disease Control, is sworn in as the sixteenth surgeon general of the United States. He concurrently holds this post and serves as Assistant Secretary of Health, becoming only the second person in the history of the United States to do so.

February 13, 1970
| First Black Member of the New York Stock Exchange

Joseph L. Searles III becomes the first African American to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, starting his training as a floor partner with the firm of Newberger, Leob & Company.

February 13, 1957
| Freddi Evans is Born

Author and music therapist Freddi Evans was born on this date in Jackson, Mississippi.

February 13, 1946
| Vernon Smith is Born

Author and magazine reporter Vernon Smith was born on this date in Natchez, Mississippi.

February 13, 1919
| Evelyn Freeman Roberts is Born

Bandleader, music composer, and musician Evelyn Freeman Roberts was born on this date in Cleveland, Ohio.