Selma to Montgomer March Begins...

1965 – Civil Rights March in Alabama Through the 25th, Alabama state troopers and sheriff’s deputies dispersed Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march with tear gas and billy clubs, Three white Unitarian ministers, including Rev. James J. Reeb, attacked on streets of Selma, Alabama. Reeb, who was participating in civil rights demonstrations, died later in… 1859 – Blacks Declared Non-Citizens of US The Acting Commissioner of General Lands for the United States, J.S. Wilson, stated that blacks were not citizens of the United States, and therefore were not legally entitled to preempt public lands. 1985 – “ We Are the World” single is released ” We Are the World” single is released to benefit African...

Dred Scott Decision bu the U.S. Supreme Court Mar06

Dred Scott Decision bu the U.S. Supreme Court...

1857 – Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court opened Northern territory to slavery and denied citizenship to American Blacks. 1775 – Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were initiated into British Military Lodge No. 441 of the Masons at Fort Independence, Massachusetts. Hall was a leather-dresser and caterer. On July 3, 1775, African Lodge No.1 was organized in Boston by a group of Black Masons. 1901 – Virginia State University is founded Virginia State University is...

Crispus Attucks Dies in the Boston Massacre Mar05

Crispus Attucks Dies in the Boston Massacre...

1770 – Crispus Attucks On this day, Crispus Attucks, an escaped slave became the first man killed in the cause of America’s freedom. This event is better known as the ‘Boston Massacre’. 1985 – Mary McLeod Bethune commemorative stamp The Mary McLeod Bethune commemorative stamp is issued by the U.S. Postal Service as the eighth stamp in its Black Heritage USA...

Comedian Bert Williams Dies...

1922 – Bert Williams–a Leading Comedian At the turn of the century Bert Williams was one of America’s stop comedians. Comedian Eddie Cantor called him a comic “genius,” W.C. Fields, a comic genius himself, once described Williams as “the funniest man I ever saw.” Williams was the first Negro to make it on the American stage. His success opened the door… 1877 – Scientist/Inventor Garrett A. Morgan born Scientist Garrett A. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky. Inventor of a belt fastener for sewing machines, the gas mask, and the automatic traffic signal, he sold rights to General Electric for...

Rodney King Beaten by LAPD Mar03

Rodney King Beaten by LAPD...

1991 – Rodney King is beaten by a group of white policemen in Los Angeles, Calif Rodney King is beaten by a group of white policemen in Los Angeles, Calif 1932 – Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on this day. Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on this day. 1821 – Thomas L. JenningsĀ Granted Patent Thomas L. Jennings is the first Black to be granted a patent in the United States for his process ti “Dry-Scour”...

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