June 7 -Gwendolyn Brooks born 1917

Nikki Giovanni, poet, writer activist and educator, born 1943

 Prince Nelson, singer and producer born, 1958

June 8 – First Civil Rights Act passed, 1886

June 9 -Mareena Robinson-Snowden became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at MIT, 2018

June 10 – Hattie McDaniel first African-American to win an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress, Gone With the Wind), born 1895

June 11- Charles Rangel, Congressman, born 1930

Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison by South African government, 1964

June 12 – Medgar Evans, Civil Rights activist assassinated 1963

Patricia Harris becomes the first African-American woman president-elect for the American Medical Association, 2018

June 13 – Thurgood Marshall appointed to the Supreme Court, 1967