This week, the Gazette features Attorney Johnny Cochran. Cochran became famous when he served as the lead attorney in the O.J. Simpson trial.

SEPTEMBER

27th – Hiram Revel, the first African-American Senator was born in Fayetteville, NC, 1822

28th – Ben E. King, legendary R&B, born 1938

29th— Prince Hall granted a charter for lodge #450 the first African-American Masonic Lodge, Boston, MA. 1784

30th— Johnny Mathis, singer born, 1935

OCTOBER

1st –John Johnson publishes first issue of Ebony, 1942

2nd – Johnny Cochran, lawyer and civil rights activist was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, 1937

3rd – Ethiopia invaded by Italy, 1935