Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1933) When asked why they had to receive several "back shots"(spinal taps), researchers repeatedly lied to the men, claiming theshots were ."therapeutic" when in fact the spinal taps gaveinsight to infection from the spinal canal into the brain.I think there is a book about it called: The immortal Life of Hennrietta Lack, she being one of the first.
1899 - Buck Franklin, son of a Chickasaw freedman (shown with his older brother, Matthew) was named after his grandfather, who had been a slave of a Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, and defended survivors of the Tulsa Riots in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 African Americans.
KP - This is a timeline that can be hung up in the classroom to show events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement. It also shows events that have occurred after the movement, such as the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.
In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.