1. March 1, 1875: - Congress passed a Civil Rights Bill which banned discrimination in places of public accommodation. The Supreme Court overturned the Bill in 1883.
2. March 6, 1957: John Lee became the first black commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy assigned to duty. (see first picture)
3. March 11-12, 1895: 1895 New Orleans dockworkers massacre was an attack against black, non-union dockworkers by unionized white workers. The mob killed 6 black workers. (see second picture)
4. March 14, 1917: First training camp for colored officers was established by the U.S. Army in Des Moines, Iowa.
5. March 21, 1986: Debi Thomas became the first African American woman to win the World Figure Skating Championship. (see third picture)