Sept. 26, 1867: Maggie L. Walker is born. She would become the most prominent Black businesswoman in the Richmond, Va., area and one of the wealthiest Black women in the nation. She also became the first Black woman to establish a bank in the nation.
Sept. 27, 1950: Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her second book of poetry, “Annie Allen.” She was the first Black to receive this honor.
Sept. 28, 1991: Jazz trumpeter and innovator Miles Davis dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of a stroke. He was 65.