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Events In African American History April 12


1. In 1787, Richard Allen and Absalom Jones organized Philadelphia’s Free African Society which Du Bois called “the first wavering step of a people toward a more organized social life.”

2. In 1861, Civil War began at Fort Sumter, Charleston SC

3. In 1861, Confederate soldiers attacked Fort Sumter, in the Charleston, S.C., harbor.

4. In 1864,  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured Fort Pillow, Tenn., and massacred the inhabitants, sparing, the official report said, neither soldier nor civilian, Black nor white, male or female.

5. In 1869,  Black students occupied administration building at Boston University in demand for Afro-American history courses and additional Black students.

6. In 1869,  North Carolina legislature passed anti-Klan Law.

7. In 1975,  Leontyne Price, opera singer, is awarded The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

8. In 2003,  Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson, the first Black female Prisoner of War, is rescued.

Freddie Gray

In 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., a 25-year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for possessing what the police alleged was an illegal switchblade.  While being transported in a police van, Gray fell into a coma and was taken to a trauma center. Gray died on April 19, 2015; his death was ascribed to injuries to his spinal cord.

Events In African American History For April 13


1. In 1669, 341 Years ago Today, An African American man named Emmanuel was baptized April 13, 1669, (Palm Sunday) in a Lutheran congregation in New York.

2. In 1873, 137 Years ago Today, Colfax Massacre, Easter Sunday morning, Grant Parish, Louisiana. More than sixty Blacks were killed.

Sidney Poitier

3. In 1963, 47 Years ago Today, Sidney Poitier Won Oscar for best actor in Lilies of the Fields.

Andrew F. Brimmer

4. In 1966, 44 Years ago Today, Andrew F. Brimmer, economist and former Professor of Economics at University of Pennsylvania, is nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to serve as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System. This appointment represented the first black to serve in this capacity.

Tiger Woods

5. In 1997, 13 Years ago Today, Eldrick Tiger Woods wins the 61st Masters Tournament in Augustus ,Georgia at the age of 21 becoming the youngest person to ever win this tournament. He was 18 under par.


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