Dudley W. Woodard (October 3, 1881 - July 1, 1965) taught mathematics at Tuskegee, Wilburforce, and Howard, where he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, created the graduate program in mathematics, and established a math library in 1929. Despite living in the Jim Crow Era, he moved into an all-white neighborhood, often ignored the "colored" signs and visited any men's room of his choice, and used the phrase "black is beautiful" as early as the 1930's.
On October 3, 1959, The Beulah Show, the first sitcom to star an African American actress, moved from radio to ABC TV. It starred Ethel Waters (left) for the first season. Hattie McDaniel, star of radio's Beulah, joined the cast around September of 1951 but only filmed six episodes of the second season before falling ill. She was quickly replaced by Louise Beavers who stayed with the show until its cancellation in 1952.
On October 3, 1956, The Nat King Cole Show debuted on network TV (NBC). Mr Cole was the first African American performer to host his own TV show. NBC cancelled the show after 13 Months on the air because it failed to attract a National Sponsor. Potential advertisers were reluctant to sign on for fear that their products would be boycotted by disgruntled Southerners.
Upon joining the Giants, he also became the first African American manager in the National League.
President Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1862, standing on the battlefield of Antietam.
The following day his Emancipation Proclamation was published in Harper's Weekly. Weekly.
|The first Negro World Series was played between October 3 and October 20, 1924. The Negro National League champion|
Kansas City Monarchs defeated the Eastern Colored League champion Hilldale Club.
|The Obamas on their wedding day - October 3, 1992|
|Jet Magazine, October 3, 1952|
|Jet Magazine, October 3, 1957|