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.

September 14, 2013
| Fay Ray Passed Away

Dancer Fay Ray passed away on this date at the age of 93.


September 14, 1964
| Leontyne Price and A. Phillip Randolph Awarded Medal of Freedom

President Lyndon B. Johnson awards the Medal of Freedom to opera singer Leontyne Price and labor activist A. Philip Randolph for their courage and contributions to the ideals of freedom and the well being of others.


September 14, 1960
| Alisa Starks is Born

Leisure entrepreneur Alisa Starks was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.


September 14, 1955
| Paul Mason is Born

Journalism professor, media executive, and television news producer Paul Mason was born on this date in Cleveland, Ohio.


September 14, 1954
| Dr. James Rosser, Jr. is Born

Hospital chief executive and medical professor Dr. James Rosser, Jr. was born on this date in Rome, Mississippi.


September 14, 1949
| Dr. James Hill is Born

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Hill was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.


September 14, 1946
| Patricia Russell-McCloud is Born

Motivational speaker and lawyer Patricia Russell-McCloud was born on this date in Indianapolis, Indiana.


September 14, 1940
| North Carolina College Law School Opens

North Carolina College Law School opened on this date. It became North Carolina's second Black law school.


September 14, 1940
| Paul Adams, III is Born

Civil rights activist and high school principal Paul Adams, III was born on this date in Montgomery, Alabama.


September 14, 1937
| Ollie Taylor is Born

Elementary school teacher Ollie Taylor was born on this date in Tallahassee, Florida.


September 14, 1936
| Grace Y. Ingleton is Born

Community activist and healthcare executive Grace Y. Ingleton was born on this date in Santa Marta, Colombia.


September 14, 1935
| Donald Campbell is Born

Academic administrator and lieutenant colonel Donald Campbell was born on this date in Elizabeth, Louisiana.


September 14, 1933
| C. Payne Lucas is Born

Nonprofit chief executive C. Payne Lucas was born on this date in Spring Hope, North Carolina.


September 14, 1933
| Piano C. Red is Born

Blues pianist Piano C. Red was born on this date in Montevallo, Alabama.


September 14, 1931
| Rena Bancroft is Born

College president Rena Bancroft was born on this date in Clinton, North Carolina.


September 14, 1930
| James N. Eaton, Sr. is Born

Curator and african american studies professor James N. Eaton, Sr. was born on this date in Richmond, Virginia.


September 14, 1921
| Constance Baker Motley is Born

Constance Baker Motley was born on this date in New Haven, Connecticut. Motley became the first Black woman to be appointed as a federal judge. In 1986, she was made senior judge of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.