1. In 1847, Frederick Douglass, along with Martin R Delaney, started “The North Start”, an anti-slavery paper.
2. In 1865, Selection of the first Inter-racial jury is formed.
3. In 1867, Virginia constitutional convention (twenty-five Blacks, eighty whites) met in Richmond. Because of Political and legal complications, the Virginia constitution was not adopted until July 6, 1869.
4. In 1868, Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on US trial jury
5. In 1883, Fifty-three Blacks reported lynched.
6. In 1883, Forty-eighth Congress (1883-85) convened, Two Blacks representatives, James E. O’Hara, North Carolina; Robert Smalls, South Carolina. George L. Ruffin appointed city judge in Boston.
7. In 1951, President Truman named committee to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions in U.S. government contracts and sub-contracts.
8. In 1956, Wilt Chamberlain’s 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
9. In 1964, Academy Award for best actor of the year presented to Sidney Poitier for his performance in Lilies of the Field.
10. In 1964, Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley.
11. In 1970, Jennifer Josephine Hosten won the crown Miss World.
12. In 1982, Thomas Hearns unified the world titles in the junior middleweight class by capturing the WBC over Wilfredo Benitez.
13. In 1988, Barry Sanders won Oklahoma State’s first Heisman Trophy following what was arguably the greatest season in the trophy’s history.