|Hughie Lee-Smith, End of the Festival, 1954|
|The Promise by Hughie Lee-Smith, 1999|
Slappy White (born Melvin White, September 20, 1921 - November 7, 1995) was an American comedian and actor. He worked with Redd Foxx on the Chitlin' Circuit of stand-up comedy during the 1950s and 1960s. He appeared on the television shows Sanford and Son, That's My Mama, Blossom, and Cybill and in the films Mr. Saturday Night and Amazon Women on the Moon.
On September 20, 1850 the slave trade was banned in Washington DC as the fifth of five laws that were part of the Missouri Compromise. However, slavery continued to be legal there until April 16, 1862. Southerners in Congress were unanimous in opposing this provision, which was seen as a concession to the abolitionists, but were outvoted.
|Dr. Martin Luther King is shown leading a group of Black children to their newly integrated school in Grenada, Mississippi, escorted by folk singer Joan Baez and two aides, Andy Young (L) and Hosea Williams (next to Baez) on September 20, 1966.|
|On September 20, 1987 Alfre Woodard won an Emmy for outstanding|
guest performance in the dramatic series L.A. Law.
|Ericka Dunlap broke a 68-year-old color barrier by becoming the first African American|
Miss Florida. On September 20, 2003, she was crowned Miss America 2004.
|First lady Michelle Obama gestures before introducing her husband President Barack|
Obama at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall in New York, September 20, 2012. Picture: AP
|Jet Magazine, September 20, 1962|
|Saundra Williams of Philadelphia is crowned the first Miss Black America at a|
pageant designed as a counter-event to the traditional (and white-dominated)
Miss America contest. (LIFE September 20, 1968)
|The Black Panther - “Free the GI’s: Our Fight Is Not in Vietnam”|
September 20 1969. Artist: Emory Douglas
|Jet Magazine, September 20, 1973|