1919 – Born on October 26th in Washington, D.C. American politician.
1941 – Graduated from Howard University, Washington, D.C.
1948 – Graduated, Boston University Law School.
1961 – He was the chairman of Finance Commission in the City of Boston.
1962 – Elected attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was the first black general of any U.S. state.
1967 – Elected as United States Senator
– Recipient of the Spingarn Medal.
2004 – Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 23rd.