Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

1. In 1783, George Washington gives his farewell address to his troops at Fraunces Tavern in NYC owned by ,Samuel ” Black Sam” Fraunces a wealthy West Indian of African and French descent who aided Revolutionary forces with food and money

2. In 1833,  American Anti-Slavery Society organized. The Anti-Slavery Movement began in Europe during the 1770s and rapidly spread to the United States during the American Revolutionary War.

3. In 1888,  Frank Winn Received Patent for Direct acting steam engine

4. In 1888,  W. A. Johnson received Patent for Paint vehicle

5. In 1906,  Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity founded.

6. In 1909,  The New York newspaper Amsterdam News is founded by James Henry Anderson.

7. In 1915,  NAACP led protest demonstrations against the showing of the movie Birth of a Nation.

8. In 1927, Duke Ellington opened at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In 1923, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington first began to make his mark in New York with his band The Washingtonians,

9. In 1927,  Spingarn Medal awarded to Anthony Overton, publisher, insurance executive and cosmetics manufacturer, for his achievements as a businessman.

10. In 1969,  Clarence Mitchell Jr., director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, awarded the Spingarn Medal “for the pivotal role he played in enactment of civil rights legislation.”

11. In 1969,  Pulitzer Prize for photography awarded to Moneta Sleet Jr. of Ebony magazine. He was the first Black male cited by the Pulitzer committee.

12. In 1969,  Two Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark was killed in Chicago police raid. Civil rights leaders said the two men were murdered in their beds.

13.  In 2020, Casey Goodson, 23, was shot and killed outside his Northland, Ohio home by deputy Jason Meade who was assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive task force.  Goodson, with no criminal record, worked at the Gap,  was shot by Meade about 12:15 p.m. Friday following an unsuccessful search for a fugitive involving a U.S. Marshals task force. The FBI immediately took over the investigation.  Columbus police have said a firearm belonging to Goodson was recovered at the scene, but information about where exactly the firearm was located has not yet been released. Goodson had a valid license for carrying a concealed weapon, which Columbus police confirmed, and that he was carrying sub sandwiches while walking into his home when he was shot.

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