1. In 1847, National Black convention met in Troy, N.Y., with more than sixty delegates from nine states. Nathan Johnson of Massachusetts was elected president.
2. In 1868, Black state convention at Macon, Georgia, protested expulsion of Black politicians from Georgia legislature.
3. In 1871, The Fisk Jubilee Singers an acappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University was organized to tour and raise funds for their college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals, but included some Stephen Foster songs. The original group toured along the Underground Railroad path in the United States, as well as performing in England and Europe. Later nineteenth-century groups also toured in Europe.
In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry. In 2008 they were awarded a National Medal of Arts.
4. In 1896, H. A. Jackson received Patent for Kitchen Table (variations)
5. In 1896, K. Morehead Received Patent for Reel carrier
6. In 1896, W. D. Davis received Patent for Riding Saddles
7. In 1983, Wilma Rudolph inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.