Students at Howard University, a historically Black college, located in Washington, D.C., seized the administration building. The sit-in lasted five days and led to campus reform and the establishment of the Afro- American studies curriculum. In all, more than 100 students stood in solidarity.
Charley Pride was a pitcher for the New York Yankees’ minor league team.
Charley Frank Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi.
African American country singer Charley Pride is responsible for over thirty #1 singles, including "All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)" and "I’m Just Me." He started playing guitar when he was a teenager. Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
Charley Pride is one of the few African Americans to have had considerable success in the country music industry.