1. In 1815, The Seminole Wars began when a U.S. government, under pressure from Georgia slaveholders, ordered Colonel Edmund Gaines to attack and destroy a Negro Fort on the banks of the Apalachicola River in Florida. A government gunboat cannon strike hit the fort’s powder magazine, which exploded and killed nearly 300 of the men, women, and children living there.
2. In 1847, FIRST REPUBLIC SET UP BY FREED SLAVES After departing New York Port in 1820 the first group of freed blacks landed first in Sherbro Island in Sierra Leone and later moved on to Bushrod Island in what is today in Monrovia and established a state. By the 1847 the country declared its independence.
3. In 1880, A. P. Ashbourne received Patent for Refining Coconut Oil
4. In 1887, Central State University was founded, It is one of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.
5. In 1967, H. Rap Brown said violence was “as American as cherry pie.”
6. In 1967, President Johnson appoints the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence.