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

In 1835,  The 5th National Negro Convention met in Philadelphia and urged blacks to abandon the use of terms “African” and “colored” when referring to “Negro” institutions, organizations and to themselves.

In 1843,  Sojourner Truth left New York and began her career as an antislavery activist.

In 1862,  Slavery abolished in all US possessions.

In 1864,  Florida General Assembly (nineteen Blacks, fifty-seven whites) met in Tallahassee.

In 1868,  Texas constitutional convention (nine Blacks, eighty-one whites) met in Austin.

In 1885,  The Appeal, a Black newspaper based in St. Paul, Minnesota is founded. Originally named the Western Appeal, this newspaper was founded by Samuel E. Hardy and John T. Burgett, two Black businessmen who saw the need for a journal that would defend the interests of the Black race while highlighting its achievements.

In 1886,  W. H. Richardson Received Patent for Cotton Chopper

In 1921,  Race riot, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twenty-one whites and sixty Blacks were killed.

In 1966,  Approximately 2,400 persons attended White House Conference on Civil Rights.

In 1968,  Henry Lewis became the first Black Musical Director of an American Symphony Orch.

In 1973,  WGPR becomes the first television station owned by African Americans given a permit to operate.

In 1979,  Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

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