A week in black history
1965 El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), American black nationalist, is assassinated.
1841 Grafton Tyler Brown, one of California's first African-American painters, is born.
1868 Dr. William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
1811 Daniel A. Payne, clergyman, historian and first African-American college president, is born.
1966 Military leaders oust Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, while he is in Peking, China on a peace mission to stop the Vietnam war.
1978 Daniel "Chappie" James, first African-American four-star general, dies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board.
1988 Debbie Thomas, figure skater, becomes the first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
1948 Sargeant Cornelius F. Adjetey becomes the first martyr for national independence of Ghana.