AUGUST

In this week of the Historical Perspective, we feature Haile, Selassie, Ethiopian Emperor who reigned from 1930 to 1974. He is said to be a descendant of King Solomon of the Bible.

23 – National Negro League founded by Booker T. Washington, 1900

24 – Judith Edith Sampson became the first African-American delegate to the United Nation, 1950

25- Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organized, 1925

26 – Katherine Johnson, physicist space scientist, and mathematician at NASA, born, 1918

27 Haile Selassie, Former Emperor of Ethiopia dies in 1975. Born July 23,1892

28 – March on Washington, during Civil Rights movement for Jobs and freedom takes place, 1963

29 – Charlie “Bird” Parker, jazz musician, born 1920