Today in Black History for March 23rd
1985 - Patricia Roberts Harris, HUD Secretary, dies
Patricia Roberts Harris, Housing and Urban Development Secretary and, in 1965, ambassador to Luxembourg during the Carter Administration, died in Washington, D.C.
Patricia Harris appears before Senate Committee to be appointed as US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the new Cabinet.
1968 - 1st Non-voting Congressional Delegate
Rev. Walter Fauntroy, a former aide of Martin Luther King Jr., became the first nonvoting congressional delegate from the District of Columbia since the Reconstruction period.
1954 - Basketball star Moses “The Mailman” Malone born
National Basketball Association star, Moses “The Mailman” Malone is born in Petersburg, Virginia.