Huey P. Newton was killed in Oakland, California on Aug. 22, 1989.
Singer, composer and entertainer Isaac Hayes was born on Aug. 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee.
NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at Katz Drug Store lunch counter in Oklahoma City on Aug. 19, 1958.
James Meredith became the first African-American student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
Stephanie Ready became the first woman to coach a professional men's league team.
California Rep. Maxine Waters was born in Kinloch, Missouri, on Aug. 15, 1938.