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

1. In 1760, Jupiter Hammon published Salvation by Christ with Penitential Cries.

2. In 1837,  Charles Lenox Remond began his career as an antislavery agent. Remond was one of the first Blacks employed as a lecturer by the antislavery movement.

3. In 1837,  The Mirror of Liberty, a Pioneering Black magazine, published in New York City by abolitionist David Ruggles.

4. In 1837,  The Seminole Indian force was defeated by American troops at Battle of Okeechobee. Black chief John Horse shared command with Alligator Sam Jones and Wild Cat.

5. In 1837,  The Cheney State Training School was established in Pennsylvania.

6. In 1865,  Atlanta University is founded.  A private historically black university in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College it is now Clark Atlanta University.

7. In 1865,  Reports from all over the South said freedmen had abandoned plantations in expectation of a general distribution of land.

8. In 1865,  Shaw University Founded, a private liberal arts institution and is also a historically black university specializing in social research and the liberal arts, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

9. In 1865,  Virginia Union University, a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia. It was formed in 1899 by the merger of two older schools, Richmond Theological Institute and Wayland Seminary, each founded after the end of American Civil War by the American Baptist Home Mission Society.

10. In 1875,  Charles Caldwell was the first Black in the state of Mississippi to be accused of the murder of a white man and found “not guilty” by an all-white jury. He was later elected to the state senate and on this day was assassinated in Clinton, Mississippi.

11. In 1951,  On Christmas evening Mr. & Mrs.  Harry T. Moore were murdered as they slept when a bomb went off under their bedroom in Mims, Florida. Harry, actively supported by Harriette, was a revered and courageous teacher and civil rights worker. No one has ever been convicted of the crimes.

12. In 1951,  The Spingarn Medal presented to Mabel K. Staupers for her leadership in the field of nursing.

13. In 1956,   Home of Rev. F.L. Shuttlesworth, Birmingham protest leader, destroyed by a dynamite bomb.

14. In 1965,  Congress of Racial Equality announced that its national director, James Farmer, would resign on March 1.

15. In 1965,  Seaway National Bank of Chicago established.

16. In 1971,  Operation PUSH organized by Rev Jesse Jackson.  The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is the result of a merger between Operation PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition. Established  by Rev. Jackson, People United to Save Humanity (later changed from “Save” to “Serve”)–PUSH, was an organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of black communities across the United States.  Later, PUSH expanded into areas of social and political development using direct action campaigns, a weekly radio broadcast, and awards that honored prominent blacks in the U.S. and abroad. Through Operation PUSH, Rev. Jackson established a platform from which to protect black homeowners, workers and businesses.

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