1896
Publication of "Suppression of the African Slave Trade."
W.E.B. DuBois
1903
Publication of "Souls of Black Folk."
W.E.B. DuBois
1905
Niagara Movement.
W.E.B. DuBois
1909
Founding of N.A.A.C.P
W.E.B. DuBois
1910
Wrote letters criticizing Booker T. Washington,
resulting in loss of postal job.
H.H. Harrison
1911
Founded "Negro Society for Historical Research."
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
1912
First Lt. Army
George S. Schuyler
1913
Spoke out at the historic "Paterson" silk strike.
H.H. Harrison
1913
Racial Integrity: A Plea for the establishment
of a Chair of Negro History in our schools, colleges, etc.
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
1914
Organized the "Radical Forum"
a free-thought speakout.
H.H. Harrison
1915
Organized the "New Negro Manhood Movement."
H.H. Harrison
1915
Established the "Association for the Study of
Negro Life and History."
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
1916
First Amenia Conference.
W.E.B. DuBois
1916
Started the Journal of Negro History.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
1917
Founded the Liberty League and Voice.
H.H. Harrison
1917
Founded the Messenger
A. Philip Randolph
1917
Arrested for opposing Black Negro American
entry in the WWI.
A. Philip Randolph
1918
Second Amenia Conference.
W.E.B. DuBois
1920's
Studied under Arturo Schomburg and Dr. Willis Huggins.
John G. Jackson
1921
First Pan-African Conference.
W.E.B. DuBois
1921
Published "History of the Negro Church".
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
1922
Second Pan-African Conference.
W.E.B. DuBois
1923
Messenger staff, Pittsburg Courier.
George S. Schuyler
1924
Sabbatical leave with French Oriental
Archaeological Society in Egypt and Sudan.
Alian Locke
1925
Jim Crow tour of Southern States.
George S. Schuyler
1926
Sold collection for $10,000 to New York Public
Library Division of Negro History.
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
1926
Developed Negro History Week.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
1927
Third Pan-African Conference.
W.E.B. DuBois
1927
Wrote for the American Mercury
George S. Schuyler
1928
Promoted concept of "African Studies".
Alian Locke
1929
Formed Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
A. Philip Randolph
1930
Investigative reporter to Liberia.
George S. Schuyler
1930's
Vigourous opponent to racism,
picketing the White House.
Paul Robeson
1930's
Refused to sing before segregated audiences.
Paul Robeson
1930's
Started crusade against lynching.
Paul Robeson
1930's
Urged Congress to outlaw Racial Laws
in baseball.
Paul Robeson
1930 - 1935
Lectured at the Inger Sol Forum of the American
Association for the Advancement of Atheism.
John G. Jackson
1932 - 1972
Lecturer/member of Rationalist Press American
Association of London.
John G. Jackson
1933
Forced to testify before Congress
about communist sympathies.
Langston Hughes
1933
The Miseducation of the Negro.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
1935
Wrote for the American Rationalist
Annual "Black Man Burden-Religion."
George S. Schuyler
1936
Co-director; Institute of Race Relations
Swathmore College World View of Race".
Ralph Bunche
1939
A Guggenheim Fellowship.
Langston Hughes
1940
A Rosenwald Fellowship.
Langston Hughes
1941
Threatened to march on Washington.
A. Philip Randolph
1944
Carneige Corp; Survey of the Negro in
American Consultant to American Dilemma .
Ralph Bunche
1946
Forced to appear before the House
Committee on Un-American activities.
Paul Robeson
1948
Armistice; Between Israel and Arabs.
Ralph Bunche
1948
Led campaign banning segregation in the military.
A. Philip Randolph
1949
First Negro elected President of the American
Association for Adult Education.
Alian Locke
1949
Riot at Peekskill.
Paul Robeson
1950
Nobel Peace Prize.
Ralph Bunche
1953
Secured a Phi Beta Kappa Charter
at Howard University.
Alian Locke
1961
"Black and Conservative."
George S. Schuyler
1961
"Black America Begins to Doubt."
George S. Schuyler
1963
March on Washington
A. Philip Randolph
1966
Philip Randolph Institute.
A. Philip Randolph
1967
Consistent with his wishes, upon his death at his
memorial they played "Do Not Sing Til You Hear From Me".
Langston Hughes
1984
Guest speaker Convention of American Atheists
"Black Atheists of the Harlem Renaissance."
John G. Jackson