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

 1. In 1874, 137 Years ago Today, Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.

 2. In 1897, 114 Years ago Today, Peter Walker Received Patent for Machine for cleaning seed cotton.

 3. In 1923, 88 Years ago Today, On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Down Hearted Blues,” which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.

 4. In 1951, 60 Years ago Today, New York City Council passed bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city-assisted housing developments.

 5. In 1970, 41 Years ago Today, Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the fourth round of their New York fight becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion.

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