In 1877, President Hayes appointed Frederick Douglass marshal of District of Columbia.
In 1879, Forty-sixth Congress (1879-1881) convened. One African American U.S. Senator, Blanche K. Bruce from Mississippi.
In 1879, George Monroe was one of 2 Black men who carried mail on the famous Pony express. Monroe had the honor of driving Presidents Grant and Hayes along the dangerous S-curves of the Wanona trail into Yosemite Valley. Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park was named in his honor.
In 1895, Two hundred Blacks left Savannah, Ga., for Liberia.
In 1909, President Roosevelt appointed a committee, including Emmet J. Scott, to investigate disturbances in Liberia.
In 1972, The USS Jesse L. Brown, the first U.S. naval ship to be named after an African American naval officer is launched.
In 2018, Stephon Alonzo Clark a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot six times in the back and killed in Meadowview, Sacramento, California by Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet, two officers of the Sacramento Police Department in the backyard of his grandmother’s house while he had only a phone in his hand.