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 1923, Jack Trice, the first African-American athlete at Iowa State was assaulted by players from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota in an apparently racially motivated attack. The second play of the game, Trice’s collarbone was broken. Trice insisted he was all right and returned to the game. In the third quarter, while attempting to tackle a University of Minnesota ball carrier by throwing a roll block, Trice was trampled by three Minnesota players. Although he claimed to be fine, Trice was removed from the game and sent to a Minneapolis hospital. The doctors declared him fit to travel and he returned by train to Ames with his teammates. On October 8, 1923, Trice died from hemorrhaged lungs and internal bleeding as a result of the injuries sustained during the game.
8. In 1983, Wilma Rudolph inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.