African American History
1905 – Robert Sengstacke Abbott founds the Chicago Defender calling it “The World’s Greatest Weekly”
1969 – Moneta Sleet becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her daughter at her husband’s funeral
2009 – Ambassador Johnnie Carson was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the U.S. State Department
Ms. Martin is an educator, freelance journalist, and 2008 Monmouth University Dr. King, Unsung Hero recipient. Email OSOM at email@example.com.