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

1. In 1859,  John Copeland and Shields Green, two Black members of Johns Brown’s band, hanged at Charleston.

2. In 1859,  The last slave ship, the Clothilde, landed shipment of slaves at Mobile Bay, Alabama.

3. In 1870, Colored Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church organized in Jackson, Tennessee. Later changed to The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is a historically black denomination within the broader context of Methodism. The group was organized by several black ministers.

4. In 1875,   Alabama A&M College Established, is a public, historically black university, Land-grant university located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama.

5. In 1875,  Charles Caldwell, militant Black militia officer, assassinated in Clinton, Mississippi.

6. In 1875,  Knoxville College founded,  historically black college in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Tennessee, by the United Presbyterian Church of North America.

7. In 1875,  Lane College established, a four-year, accredited historically black college associated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Jackson, Tennessee.

8. In 1875,   William J. Whippers elected judge of the circuit court of Charleston by South Carolina General Assembly.  Although elected by the South Carolina General Assembly, the Governor and the conservatives refused to sign his commission.

9. In 1890,   Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN.

10. In 1934,  John Edward Jacob, served the Urban League in many capacities and in 1982 replace Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. as its president.

11. In 1946,  First Coin Honoring a Black and Designed by a  Black was issued. The fifty-cent piece, which became available on this day, contained the bust of Booker T. Washington.

12. In 1973,  O.J. Simpson set an NFL record of 2003 rushing yards in one season.

13. In 1976,  President Jimmy Carter appoints Representative Andrew Young of Georgia ambassador and chief delegate to the United Nations.

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