Camilla Ella Williams (born October 18, 1919) graduated from Virginia State College in 1941 with a degree in music and, after teaching third grade in Danville for a year, moved to Philadelphia to study voice. She was mentored by world-renowned soprano Geraldine Farrar and became the first African American contract singer with the New York City Opera.
|Former slaves in Puerto Rico, ca. 1898. From Military Government of Porto Rico from|
October 18, 1898, to April 30, 1900, by Brig. Gen. George W. Davis (1902). Slavery was
abolished in Puerto Rico in 1873, when the island was still under Spanish rule.
|Diana Ross and Sammy Davis, Hollywood Palace, October 18, 1969.|
|Prayer vigil outside of Pender County Courthouse prior to the Wilmington Ten being sentenced on October 18, 1972|
|Barbara Jordan during a Family Circle Magazine interview, October 18, 1976. LBJ Library photo by Frank Wolfe.|
|On October 18, 1977, Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive home runs, tying Babe Ruth’s World Series record.|
The Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 for their 21st world championship, the first in 15 years.
|Twelve Years a Slave, a 19th century memoir, opened in theaters on October 18, 2013.|
|Jet Magazine, October 18, 1956 -- Ellen Holly|
|Jet Magazine, October 18, 1956 -- Patti Austin|
|Jet Magazine, October 18, 1956|
|Eldridge Cleaver on the cover of The Black Panther, October 18, 1969|
Photo credit: William Klein
|Sports Illustrated, October 28, 1974 -- George Foreman and Muhammad Ali|
|Sports Illustrated, October 18, 1982 -- Marvin Hagler|