March 2, 1867 - U.S. Congress enacts charter to establish Howard University.
March 3, 1865 - Freeman’s Bureau established by federal government to aid newly freed slaves.
March 5, 1770 - Crispus Attucks becomes one of the first casualties of the American Revolution.
March 6, 1857 - U.S. Supreme Court issues Dred Scott decision.
March 9, 1941 - Amistad mutineers freed by U.S. Supreme Court.
March 10, 1913 - Harriet Tubman dies.March 11, 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In the Sun” opens at Barrymore Theater, New York, the first play by a Black woman to premier on Broadway.
March 12, 1932 - Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador and former mayor of Atlanta, born.
March 13, 1773 - Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, black pioneer and explorer, founded Chicago.
March 14, 1965 - Montgomery bus boycott ends when municipal bus service is desegregated.
March 17, 1885 - William F. Cosgrove patents automatic stop plug for gas and oil pipes.
March 17, 1890 - Charles B. Brooks patents street sweeper.
March 20, 1883 - Jan. E. Matzeliger patents shoe-making machine
March 20, 1912 - Carter Woodson receives doctorate from Harvard University.
March 21, 1965 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., for voting rights.
March 22, 1898 - J.W. Smith patents lawn sprinkler.
March 26, 1872 - Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher.
March 30, 1870 - Fifteenth Amendment ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to African Americans
March 31, 1988 - Toni Morrison wins Pulitzer Prize for Beloved.