Educator Carlotta Stewart Lai (September 16, 1881 - July 6, 1952) was promoted to principal of the Koolau elementary school in Hawaii in 1909. Stewart's mobility in the space of seven years was an impressive achievement. While many black women had established careers in teaching and a handful as administrators by 1909, it was unusual for a black female at the age of twenty-eight to serve as principal of a multiracial school.
Hector Hyppolite (September 16, 1894 - December 12, 1948) was a Haitian artist and third-generation Houngon. The subjects of his work include Christian themes, still life, and voodoo imagery. During the final years of his creative times, Hyppolite’s paintings attracted international attention including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. A legend in his country, Hyppolite is known for his aesthetically complex yet highly intuitive paintings.
|Hector Hyppolite. Black Magic (Magique Noir), ca. 1946–47.|
|Hector Hyppolite (Haitian, 1894–1948) The Adoration of Love (La Dauration l'amour),|
|The Siren (La Siréne), Hector Hyppolite, 1946|
Ret. Lt. Col. Charles W. Dryden (September 16, 1920 – June 24, 2008) was one of the Tuskegee Airmen. Dryden earned his wings in 1942, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He later taught Air Science at Howard University and was a founder of the Atlanta Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen. He is the author of an autobiography, A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman.
Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has discovered what are considered the first books by African-American writers, both of them women, and has published extensively on appreciating African-American literature as part of the Western canon.
On September 16, 1933 "The Emperor Jones" was released. "Paul Robeson had the very highest standards for the representation of race on screen, and he never made a film he was completely pleased with. He was right to question the film's final commitment to Black dignity, but The Emperor Jones remains a remarkable refraction of the many lives the race led in the years of the Great Migration northward, and the terrible forced exile of African Americans from the soul of America."
|Black students are bused back to the Roxbury section from South Boston under a heavy police guard,|
September 16, 1974, on the third day of court-ordered busing as a means of public school integration.
|September 16, 1990 Keenan Ivory Wayans's In Living Color wins an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.|
|President Barack and Michelle Obama on September 16, 2009: Congressional Hispanic Caucus|
Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
|Seaside Minstrel, suspected of being an alien, is made to remove the black from his face for purposes|
of identification. PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI. Volume 147 September 16, 1914.
|Portland, Oregon's Tigner Quadruplets Celebrate Eighth Birthday - Jet Magazine, September 16, 1954.|