New York City NAACP Silent Protest Parade (1917)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" The National Association of the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Silent Protest Parade, also known as the Silent March, was held in New York City, New York on Saturday, July 28, 1917, on 5th Avenue. This parade came about because the … Read MoreNew York City NAACP Silent Protest Parade (1917)

Knoxville Race Riot (1919)

Maurice Franklin Mays, Central Figure in the Knoxville Riot "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Knoxville Race Riot in Knoxville, Tennessee, was one of several race riots that took place in the “Red Summer” of 1919. The so-called “Red Summer” of 1919 was a series of … Read MoreKnoxville Race Riot (1919)

Price M. Cobbs (1926- )

William H. Grier (left) and Price Cobbs "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Price M. Cobbs is a psychiatrist, author, and management consultant best known for co-authoring the book Black Rage, regarded by the New York Times as “one of the most important books on blacks,” with … Read MorePrice M. Cobbs (1926- )

William H. Grier (1926-2015)

William H. Grier (left) and Price Cobbs "Image Ownership: Public Domain" William H. Grier was a psychiatrist who published the groundbreaking book, Black Rage, along with fellow psychiatrist Price M. Cobbs in 1968. Published in the aftermath of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Read MoreWilliam H. Grier (1926-2015)

Mellody Hobson (1969– )

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments (AI), which was founded in 1983 by John W. Rogers, Jr. With the continued growth of the African American middle class, the number of black investors has risen. … Read MoreMellody Hobson (1969– )

Channing Dungey (1969– )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Channing Dungey is the first black person in history to run a major network, appointed head of the entertainment division of ABC on February 17, 2016. Dungey joined the ABC family in 2004, and since 2013 held the title of executive … Read MoreChanning Dungey (1969– )