June 1, 1921 – Tula Riots on Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

June 2, 1863 — Harriet Tubman leads Union army guerillas in Maryland and frees more than 700 slaves.

June 3, 1904 – Dr. Charles R. Drew, pioneer of blood plasma was born.

June 3, 1906 – Josephine Baker, an entertainer was born.

June 5, 1987 – Dr. Mae Jemison becomes the first African-American female astronaut.

June 6, 1966– Stokely Carmichael aka “Kwame Ture” launched the “Black Power” movement.

June 6, 2014 – Phylicia Rashad becomes the first African-American actress to win a Tony for Leading Actress in a play.