Lecture on Black History Month

Prime objective of this lecture is to present on Black History Month. First Black cadets graduate from flying school at Tuskegee, Alabama. In June 1943, the first squadron of Black aviators, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, flew its first combat mission. William L. Dawson is elected to Congress from Chicago. On August 1, 1944, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., of Harlem became the first Black Congressman from the East. In April 3, 1944; The Supreme Court rules in Smith v. Allwright that “White primaries” could not exclude Black voters.