1. In 1865, Blacks held protest convention in Zion Church in Charleston and demanded equal rights and repeal of the Black Codes.
2. In 1865, Howard University founded in Washington DC.
3. In 1899, S. Ruffin Received patent for Vessels for liquids & manner of sealing
4. In 1922, Fifty-one Blacks were reported lynched.
5. In 1922, Spingarn Medal awarded to Mary B. Talbert, former president of the National Association of Colored Women, for service to Black women and for restoration of the Frederick Douglas home.
6. In 1923, Garrett A. Morgan invented and patented the traffic signal.
7. In 1938, Morgan State College is established in Baltimore, Md.
8. In 1940, Hattie McDaniel, Actress, received an Academy Award.
9. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy issued executive order barring racial discrimination in federally financed housing.
10. In 1962, Robert C. Weaver, economist and government official was awarded Spingarn Medal for his leadership in the movement for open housing.