|Harriet Powers, Bible Quilt, 1885-1886|
On October 29, 1997, William E, Kennard was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first African American chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC regulates the nation’s radio, wire, satellite, and cable communications. Kennard, who began working at the FCC in in 1993 as general counsel, was named a member of the five-member panel by President Bill Clinton in 1997 before becoming chairman.
|Sojourner Truth and President Lincoln in the White House, October 29, 1864. They met early in the morning,|
and though the meeting was more of a courtesy call than a substantive discussion, Truth remembered it fondly.
|Gordon Parks and Lena Horne. The tickets in Ms. Horne’s hand read: “Cosmopolitan Tennis Club, Inc.|
presents their Annual Fall Dance at The Renaissance Ballroom. The date: Saturday, October 29, 1949.
|Models take a selfie backstage during Lagos fashion and design week October 29, 2014.|
|Jet Magazine -- October 29, 1964|
|Jet Magazine -- October 29, 1970|
|One Blood: The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew by Spencie Love. $28.95.|
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (October 29, 1997).
|A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth|
by Andrew M Manis. $29.95. Publisher: University Alabama Press (October 29, 2001).