1. 1967-Black students seized finance building at Northwestern University and demanded Black-oriented curriculum and campus reforms.
  2. 1948-Supreme Court ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer that federal and state courts could not enforce restrictive covenants which  barred persons from owning or occupying property because of their race.
  3. 1866-On May 1-3, white civilians and police killed forty-six African-Americans and injured many more, burning ninety houses, twelve schools, and four churches in Memphis, Tennessee.
  4. 1845-Macon B. Allen, first Black lawyer admitted to the bar, passed examination at Worcester, Massachusetts.