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1856 : First President of the Michigan Agricultural College Appointed
1856 : First President of the Michigan Agricultural College Appointed
Jan 14 all-day
1856 : First President of the Michigan Agricultural College Appointed
Joseph R. Williams was appointed the first president of the newly created Agricultural College. After strong lobbying by the Michigan State Agricultural Society, the Michigan Agricultural College was created on February 12, 1855. Joseph R. … Continue reading "1856 : First President of the Michigan Agricultural College Appointed"
1913: Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson Arrested in Battle Creek
1913: Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson Arrested in Battle Creek
Jan 14 all-day
1913: Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson Arrested in Battle Creek
Jack Johnson, the flamboyant boxer who became the first African-American heavyweight champion at the height of the Jim Crow era in 1908, was granted a rare posthumous pardon by President Donald Trump on Thursday.  Trump was joined … Continue reading "1913: Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson Arrested in Battle Creek"
1914 : Dudley Randall Born, African American Poet and Founder of Broadside Press in Detroit
1914 : Dudley Randall Born, African American Poet and Founder of Broadside Press in Detroit
Jan 14 all-day
1914 : Dudley Randall Born, African American Poet and Founder of Broadside Press in Detroit
Born on this day, Dudley Randall was a famous African-American poet and poetry publisher from Detroit, Michigan. He founded a pioneering publishing company called Broadside Press in 1965, which published many leading African-American writers, among … Continue reading "1914 : Dudley Randall Born, African American Poet and Founder of Broadside Press in Detroit"
1944 : Emanuel Parker, First Black Hired at Fisher Body in Lansing, Reports to Work
1944 : Emanuel Parker, First Black Hired at Fisher Body in Lansing, Reports to Work
Jan 14 all-day
In 1943, the president of Local 602 presses GM to open Fisher Body hiring to blacks, and the automaker agrees. Emanuel Parker is the first black hired; he reports to work Jan. 14, 1944, according … Continue reading "1944 : Emanuel Parker, First Black Hired at Fisher Body in Lansing, Reports to Work"
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