Here are some of the milestone events that have happened on February 13th in black history.

  • 1892: The first African American performers appear at Carnegie Hall in the World's Fair Colored Opera.
  • 1923: The first black professional basketball team was formed, The Renaissance.
  • 1957: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was organized at a New Orleans meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. as president.
  • 1970: Joseph Searles was the first black member admitted to the New York Stock Exchange.