1. In 1868, Arkansas constitutional convention (eight Blacks, forty-three whites) met in Little Rock.
2. In 1868, Mississippi constitutional convention (seventeen Blacks, eighty-three whites) met in Jackson.
3. In 1890, W. B. Purvis patented the fountain pen 1890.
4. In 1950, The James Weldon Johnson Collection opens at Yale University. It includes the papers of Johnson, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, and many writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
5. In 1955, Marian Anderson made debut at Metropolitan Opera House as Ulrica in Verdi’s Masked Ball. She was the first Black singer in the company’s history.
6. in 1966, Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) announced plans for the Chicago Freedom Movement, a campaign that marked the expansion of their civil rights activities from the South to northern cities. King believed that “the moral force of SCLC’s nonviolent movement philosophy was needed to help eradicate a vicious system which seeks to further colonize thousands of Negroes within a slum environment”
7. In 1986, S. Dixion Jr. & R. J. Malik received Patent for Monolithic Planar doped barrier Subharmonic Mixer