Susan Paul Smith Vashon (September 19, 1838 - November 27, 1912) was born into a Boston abolitionist family and married George B. Vashon when they were both on the faculty of Avery College in Pittsburgh, where they raised money for wounded black soldiers during the Civil War. She later taught in Washington DC, becoming principal of Thaddeus Stevens School. After being widowed she moved to St. Louis where she was helped organize the Missouri Ass'n of Colored Women's Clubs.
Sarah Louise (Sadie) Delany (September 19, 1889 – January 25, 1999) and her younger sister Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany, were the subjects of the oral history, Having our Say, by journalist Amy Hill Hearth. She taught home economics in the New York City public school system and was the aunt of science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany, Jr.
On September 19, 1956, Alioune Diop and Présence Africaine convened the 1st International Congress of Black Writers and Artists (1er Congrès international des écrivains et artistes noirs) in Paris, for which Pablo Picasso designed a poster. Other speakers included Aimé Césaire, Richard Wright and Léopold Sédar Senghor.
On September 19, 1989, The Learning Tree (written and directed by Gordon Parks and released in 1969) was named to the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It was the first major studio film to be directed by an African American, and is based on Parks' semi-autobiographical novel of the same name published in 1964.
|Lillie Arnett September 19, 1914 from the Holsinger Studio Collection|
|National Negro Bankers' Conference in Washington, DC - September 19-20, 1929|
|Construction of the prefabricated steel storage warehouse by members of the 34th Construction|
Battaltion at Halavo Seaplane Base, Florida Island, Solomon Islands. September 19, 1943.
|Vanessa Williams poses for photographers September 19, 1983|
|"Taken along the 'blues route' through the streets of Chicago." An Editors' Pick from our|
ongoing 10th Photo Contest. Photo of the Day: September 19, 2012. Photo by Javier Arcenillas.
|Jet Magazine, September 19, 1957|
|LIFE magazine, September 19, 1960.|
LIFE and Civil Rights: Anatomy of a Protest, Virginia, 1960
|The Black Panther (September 19, 1970)|
|Jet Magazine, September 19, 1994|
|19 September 2014: "Cool collages, crosswords and creative explosions".|
Foreign Policy, September/October 2014.