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

1. In 1869, Louisiana governor signed public accommodations law,  Barred public accommodations and carrier segregation.  Prohibited excluding passengers from railroads, streetcars, steamboats, coaches or other vehicles based on race. Allowed for a person’s removal if they did not pay the fare, or engaged in disorderly conduct, or committed an act that injured the business of the carrier. Penalty: Forfeiture of the license and closing of the place of business.

2. In 1870,  Hiram R. Revel became the first Black senator in the History of the U.S.  Filling a vacant Senate seat Revels served from Feb 23, 1870-Mar 3, 1871

3. In 1892,  H. A. Bowman received Patent for Making Flags

4. In 1892,  P. D. Smith Received Patent for Grain Binder

5. In 1895,   William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia.

6. In 1960,   F. M. Jones recieves patent for Thermostat and temperature control system.

7. In 1965,  Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.

8. In 1968.  Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBA player to score 25,000 points.

9. In 1979,  Frank E. Petersen promoted to General (USMC).  is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general.  Peterson retired from the Marine Corps in 1988 after 38 years of service. “At the time of his retirement he was by date of aviator designation the senior ranking aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and the United States Navy with respective titles of “Silver Hawk” and “Gray Eagle”.

10. In 1983,   USFL NJ Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker in a three year contract for $5 mil).

11.  In 2020,  Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man, was pursued and fatally shot while jogging near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia.  Arbery had been pursued by three white residents—Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, who were armed and driving a pickup truck,  and William “Roddie” Bryan, who followed Arbery in a second vehicle—and was confronted and fatally shot by Travis McMichael.  

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