Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

Robert C. Weaver nominated to become first African-American in presidential cabinet 50 years ago this hour (Jan 13 1966)

(Thursday, January 13, 1966, 4:15 p.m. EST; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — Robert C. Weaver was nominated today to become the first African American to serve as a member of the U.S. president’s cabinet by President Lyndon B. Johnson, specifically as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.