1. In 1862, President Lincoln received first group of Blacks to confer with a U.S. president on a matter of public policy. He urged Blacks to emigrate to Africa or Central America and was bitterly criticized by Northern Blacks.
2. In 1876, Prairie View State University founded.
3. In 1883, Wade Washington Received Patent for Corn Husking Machine
4. In 1888, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Galvanic Battery