1. In 1866, Fisk University is established. Fisk University is an historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee. The world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers started as a group of students who performed to earn enough money to save the school at a critical time of financial shortages. They toured to raise funds to build the first building for the education of freedmen. They succeeded and funded construction of the renowned Jubilee Hall, now a designated National Historic Landmark. The 40-acre campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2. In 1866, Lincoln College Founded. A historically black college, is located in Jefferson City, Missouri.. The school was founded by members of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry under the name Lincoln Institute. They wanted to provide an education to African Americans through the combining of academics and labor. This was an industrial school model along the lines of Booker T. Washington’s influential Tuskegee Institute.
3. In 1872, T. Elkins receives patent for Chamber commode.
4. In 1894, F. J. Loudin receives patent for Key fastener.
5. In 1914, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University. Among the founders were Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and C.I. Brown. Special charter members included William F. Vincent, I.C. Scruggs and Walter F. Tebles.
6. In 1967, Georgia legislature, bowing to legal decisions and national pressure, seated Rep. Julian Bond, a critic of the Vietnam War.
7. In 1989, Time Inc. agrees to sell NYT Cable for $420 million, to a group led by J. Bruce Llewellyn, the largest cable TV acquisition by an African American