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

1. In 1635,   America’s first public school, the Boston Latin School, opened in Boston. Black students were excluded from attending.

2. In 1892,  The first African American performers, the World’s Fair Colored Opera Company, appear at Carnegie Hall.

3. In 1907,  Wendell P. Dabney establishes The Union. The Cincinnati, Ohio paper’s motto is “For no people can become great without being united, for in union there is strength.”

4. In 1923,   First Black pro Basketball team (The Renaissance) organized.

5. In 1951,   G. S. Bluford received Patent for Artillery Ammunition Training Round.

6. In 1957,  Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized at New Orleans meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. as President

7. In 1970,  The New York Stock Exchange admits its first Black member, Joseph Searles.

8. In 1972,  Frederick Douglass’ Washington D.C. home was dedicated as a National Shrine

9. In 1973,  Gertrude E. Downing and William Desjardin Patents the Corner Cleaner Attachment, Patent No. 3,715,772

10. In 1974,   James “Cool Papa” Bell, (Negro League Baseball Player) is named to baseball’s Hall of Fame

11. In 1988,  Keith Sweat’s “I Want Her” is the #1 Black chart single

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