Civil Rights – 1959

by Candace RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Benjamin O. Davis Jr becomes the first black gen-major in USAF

William Wright becomes the first black to win a major golf tournament

“Raisin in the Sun,” the first Broadway play by a black woman, Lorraine Hansberry, opens at the Barrymore Theater in New York.

Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing

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