The Tuskegee Experiment, a 40-yr. long experiment in which 399 African American men were infected with Syphilis without consent as part of a medical experiment.
Dr. Bethune established the National Council of Negro Women. The organization formed to lobby against racism, sexism, and job discrimination.
Fred Jones patents the refrigeration system for trucks.
Charles Drew pioneers the modern blood bank, and describes a technique for the long-term preservation of blood plasma.
Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in Berlin Germany.
William Hastie appointed as the first black federal judge.
Popular contralto Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial before 75,000 people on Easter, after being denied singing at Constitution Hall in DC.