Black Is: On This Day…

On this day, June 10th:


1794 Richard Allen ~ founded the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia


1799 Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges ~ (composer, violinist and champion fencer) born



1898  Hattie McDaniel ~ first Black person to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With The Wind, 1940, was born


1875 James Augustine Healey ~ becomes first Black Catholic Bishop in the United States


1946 Jack Johnson ~ first Black heavyweight champion/ died