Selected Black Facts for May 18Selected Black Facts for May 189EC8DCF6-C843-4bb9-8B62-F3B27057CBE1Copyright © 1997-2009 Blackfacts.com2013-05-18T00:00:00-04:00http://www.blackfacts.com/images/Blackfacts-Logo.pngCommuniversal RSS Generator1291http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/ca500f2d-59f0-45aa-aeb0-7add707db5e5President Nixon rejected the sixty demands of the2013-05-18T06:29:24ZPresident Nixon rejected the sixty demands of the Congressional Black Caucus, saying his administration would continue to support "jobs, income and tangible benefits, the pledges that this society has made to the disadvantaged in the past decade." The caucus expressed deep disappointment with the reply and said the Ni...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/a0b94515-cb5c-48a9-853c-2824833e358aErnie Davis dies2013-05-18T06:29:24ZErnie Davis, star running back at Syracuse University; first black player to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. Died on May 18, 1962 of leukemia before playing a pro game.
Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/a0657f28-d145-4ffa-9b70-a7b13954506eYannick Noah born2013-05-18T06:29:24ZYannick Noah is born in Sedan, France. He will win 39 professional tennis titles including the 1983 French Open.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/18b25a97-1f8d-4837-a1c5-8072447881d3Death of Mary McLeod Bethune, educator/activist2013-05-18T06:29:24ZDeath of Mary McLeod Bethune (79), educator and civil rights leader, Daytona Beach, Florida.
<IMG align=left” SRC=images/HistoricalFigures/MaryMcLeodBethune.jpg> Mary McLeod Bethune was the fifteenth of seventeen children of Samuel and Patsy McLeod, slaves on the McLeod Plantation in Mayesville, South Carolina. Born...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/8e0c1d68-c31b-4033-9035-927f11a124d9Mary McLeod Bethune2013-05-18T06:29:24ZMary McLeod Bethune died in Florida.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/3c8290cf-b1f4-4f4a-8a06-81b64dd347daReginald Martinez Jackson is born2013-05-18T06:29:24ZReginald Martinez Jackson, Born May 18, 1946 is born in Wyncote, Pa. He will be better known as Reggie Jackson, star baseball player for the Oakland A's and New York Yankees. He will set or tie seven World Series records.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/f07ddfb1-ce6d-4def-8ccc-907a94329da8U.S. Supreme Court decision (Plessy v. Ferguson)2013-05-18T06:29:24ZU.S. Supreme Court decision (Plessy v. Ferguson) upheld doctrine of "separate but equal" and began age of Jim Crow.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/0d5cef10-5b8c-4772-94cc-d09f2fdce496"Plessy v. Ferguson."2013-05-18T06:29:24ZOn May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court's decision in "Plessy v. Ferguson" affirmed the concept of "separate but equal" public facilities.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/90bd392c-6dd1-457c-9df3-9b4b181b0afdDeath of William A2013-05-18T06:29:24ZDeath of William A. Leidesdorf (38), in San Francisco.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.com