African American Events During 1900-1950

  • African American Recoding Artists (New York)

    On October 11 1901 the first African American recording artists were Bert Williams and George Walker, they recorded music for the Victor Talking Machine Company

    The NAACP was formed
  • WWI

    World War I began in Europe.
  • Geography

    the great migration begins.
  • Racism

    The Harlem race riot resulted in three African Americans killed and about sixty were injured Seventy five people were arrested by the police.
  • Sports

    Joe louis beats max schmeling in rematch of his 1936 defaet by germa boxer
  • Medical

    in 1938 a man was found mubbleing incoherently so he was chosen to be the 1st man to undergo shock therapy (percise date unknown)
  • Sports

    little leage baseball is formed and is the first mom-segregated youth sport. (specific date unknown)
  • Military

    The U.S. Army creates the Tuskegee Air Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. (percis date unknown)
  • Political

    Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt met Charles "Chief" Anderson an African American pilot in Tuskegee, Alabama. Charles Anderson flew Mrs. Eleanor around. Soon after the first Negro Air Corps pilots would be trained at the Tuskegee Institute.
  • Military

    The black 99th Pursuit Squadron (Tuskegee Airmen) flies its first combat mission in Italy.
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The NAACP petition on racism is presented to the United Nations. (precise date unknown)
  • Sports

    Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Entertainment

    Juanita Hall was the first African American to win a Tony Award in with her role in South Pacific featured on Broadway. (precise date unknown)