Arthur Ashe Dies Feb06

Arthur Ashe Dies

1820 – The Mayflower of Liberia – Minister Daniel Coker led a group of 86 free blacks from New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves. The group arrived...

Hank Aaron Born Feb05

Hank Aaron Born

1869 – Minnie Cox, the first Black postmistress in U.S. was born in Lexington, Mississippi. 1894 – Willis Johnson patented a device now known as the Egg Beater. For more information on Willis Johnson, see his profile on blackinventor.com.    1934 – Hank Aaron Born...

Rosa Parks Born

1794 – The First African Methodist Episcopal Church is founded by Bishop Richard Allen of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The church is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal congregation in the nation and was created after African-American members of St. George’s...

University of Alabama Admits First Black Student Feb03

University of Alabam...

1870 – The 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, providing for Black suffrage. 1886 – The Southern League of Colored Base Ballists is founded, establishing the first Negro baseball league. 1903 – Jack Johnson defeated Denver Ed Martin to become the...

President Truman Sen...

1862 – President Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. 1914 – Sculptor William Ellisworth Artis was born in Washington, North Carolina.     1915 – Biologist Ernest E. Just Receives Spingarn Medal for his pioneering work in cell...

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