This Day in Black History

This Day in Black History highlights historical events and groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. Each day, BET.com presents a new historical fact and provides context for how these individuals and events influenced change. From the heroes of the Underground Railroad to the civil rights movement to the election of the country's first Black president, look back at how African-Americans have impacted the world.

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This Day in Black History: April 20, 1986

Michael Jordan scored 63 points setting the NBA playoff record for most points on April 20, 1986.

This Day in Black History: April 19, 1989

The Central Park Five were falsely accused of rape and attempted murder.

This Day In Black History: April 18, 1983

Alice Walker becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

This Day in Black History: April 16, 1988

"Parents Just Don't Understand" lands on the R&B hit list.

This Day in Black History: April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson helped to break the color barrier in major league baseball.

This Day in Black History: April 13, 1997

On April 13, 1997, Tiger Woods became the first person of color to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
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