On September 28, 1945, Todd Duncan debuted with the New York City Opera as Tonio in Il Pagliacci. He was the first African American to sing a leading role with a major American company, almost ten years before Marian Anderson sang with the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to performing, he also taught voice at Howard University for over fifty years.
On September 28, 1961, Atlanta’s segregated restaurants and other public facilities are peacefully integrated, part of a plan adopted by city officials earlier in the year.
On September 28, 1962, Governor Ross Robert Barnett of Mississippi, a staunch segregationist, was found guilty of civil contempt of the federal court for actively opposing James Meredith’s attempt to integrate his alma mater, the University of Mississippi. United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered Barnett to purge himself of contempt or face arrest and a fine of $10,000 a day.
|Receipt for the purchase of a slave named ‘Davy’, September 28, 1850.|
|Woman dipping snuff while watching them make sorghum syrup at Cane Mill, on Wes Chris'|
property near Carr, Orange County, North Carolina, September 28, 1939. Marion Post Wolcott
|Roland Hayes performing with the Negro Soldiers Chorus at Albert Hall on September 28, 1943|
|On September 28, 1976, Muhammad Ali retained the heavyweight boxing championship|
in a close 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium.
|Sisters Venus, right, and Serena Williams of the United States celebrate with American flags after they won|
gold during the Olympic women's doubles tennis on September 28, 2000, in Sydney's Olympic Park.
|September 28, 2008 -- Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama shares a moment with his wife, Michelle, on stage at a campaign rally outside the Detroit Public Library.|
|Herbert W. Jones, one of only a few surviving Buffalo Soldiers, during an interview at his home on September 28, 2011, during which he said that his father had been a Buffalo Soldier as well. Mr. Jones passed away on January 7, 2012.|
|Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson... Callender's historic accusatory letter... FARMER'S MUSEUM, or LITERARY GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, September 28, 1802 newspaper|
|Ozzie Smith on the cover of Sports Illustrated, September 28, 1987|
|Jet Magazine, September 28, 1998|
|Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country by Tiya Miles.|
$17.63. 392 pages. Publisher: Duke University Press Books (September 28, 2006)