August 28, 1955 - 14 yr old Emmett Louis Till murdered for saying “bye baby” to a white woman. This incident is regarded as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement.
August 28, 1963 - March on Washington for Civil Rights. Also, the renowned “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered at this event. This event was not only the largest demonstration on the nation’s capital but also crucial in pushing forward the legislation of the Civil Rights Act.
August 28, 2008 - Sen. Barack Hussein Obama accepts nomination from Democratic Party to be Candidate for 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the first African American to do so.
August 28, 2011 - The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Project, the brainchild and product of substantial sacrifice of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., is unveiled, becoming the first monument of an African-American and non-President in its area of the National Mall.
More than a coincidence……Lest we forget