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Events In African American History For August 20


1. In 1619, First Black slaves brought by the Dutch to the colony of Jamestown.2. In 1856, Wilberforce University established in Ohio.

3. In 1859, Meeting between Frederick Douglass and John Brown to Discuss raid on Harpers Ferry.

4. In 1964, President Johnson signs Econmic Opportunity Act, initiating the “War on Poverty”.

5. In 1993, Dr. David Satcher, genetic Researcher, became the first Black to be named director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Events In African American History For Aug 16


1. In 1887, Granville T. Woods received Patent for Electromechanical brake

2. In 1898, W. Purdy Received Patent for Design for sharpening edged tools

3. In 1963, Emancipation Proclamation stamp goes on sale designed by George Olden.

Events In African American History For Aug 15


1. In 1824, Freed American slaves established country of Liberia.

2. In 1843, National Black convention met at Buffalo, New York, with some seventy delegates from twelve states.

3. In 1931, Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as assistant secretary

4. In 1931, Spingarn Medal awarded to Richard B. Harrison for his Portrayal of the “Lawd” in The Green Pastures.

5. In 1962, Shady Grove Baptist Church was burned in Leesburg, Georgia.

6. In 1964, The Four Tops make their chart debut with Baby, I need Your lovin’.

7. In 1977, The Best Of My Love By The Emotions Top the Charts At #1

8. In 1981, Morris Day and the Time make their chart debut with the “Time” Album..

Events In African American History For Aug 03


1. In 1865, The provisional governor of Florida abolishes slavery by proclamation.

2. In 1897, C. V. Richey Received Patent for Railroad Switch

3. In 1897, L. P. Ray, received Patent for Dust pan

4. In 1908, A site plan for the town of Allensworth, California, is filed with the Tulare County recorder. The town is founded by African American Allen Allensworth, “in order to enable black people to live on an equity [basis] with whites and to encourage industry and thrift in the race.”

5. In 1928, William A. Scott, III, founds the “Atlanta World” newspaper. It will become a bi-weekly in 1930 and on March 13, 1932, will become the “Atlanta Daily World,” the first African American daily newspaper in modern times.

6. In 1937, The Golden Gate Quartet records “Gospel Train”

7. In 1937, Wings Over Jordan Choir founded. This group was organized by the Rev Glen T. Settles in Cleveland, Ohio and was perhaps the most beautiful sounding of all Gospel choirs.

8. In 1951, The Swallows make their chart debut “It ain’t the Meat, It is the Motion”

9. In 1956, Willie Williams of the United States sets the then 100 meter record at 10.1 seconds.

10. In 1957, Archibald J. Carey, Chicago minister and attorney, is appointed the first African American chairman of the President’s Committee on Government Employment Policy.

11. In 1960, The Republic of Niger achieves its independence from France.

12. In 1970, Two thousand delegates and observers attend the Congress of African Peoples convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

13. In 1972, The Federal Communications Commission upholds a political candidate’s right to broadcast paid commercials with racist content if such broadcast presents no danger of violence or incitement to violence.

14. In 1986, The United States Senate overrode President Ronald Reagan’s veto of legislation imposing economic sanctions against South Africa.

15. In 1989, Rickey Henderson sets American League mark of 50 stolen bases in nine seasons.

Events In African American History For Aug 01


1. In 1619, Slavery in America began with landing of twenty Africans at Jamestown, Virginia. The twenty Blacks were accorded the status of indentured servants.

2. In 1834, Slavery declared unlawful in British Empire.

3. In 1873, Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., Carolina is founded. Bennett is one of the over 100 Historical Black College and Universities in America, and one of only two that specifically educate women.

4. In 1879, Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first African American to graduate from a nursing school when she graduated from the nursing program at the New England Hospital for Women and Children.

5. In 1899, W. Purdy Received Patent for Device for sharpening edged tools

6. In 1909, Mechanics and Farmers Bank in Durham, N. C., opened for business. It is an African-American savings and loan institution.

7. In 1925, The National Bar Association is formed

8. In 1936, Benjamin E. Mays, who has been called “the greatest school master of his generation,” named president of Morehouse College.

9. In 1944, Adam Clayton Powell elected first Black congressman

10. In 1964, Arthur Ashe, first Black male to win Wimbledon, becomes first Black person named to the US Davis Cup team

11. In 1979, James Patterson Lyke installed as auxiliary bishop of the Cleveland diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.

Events In African American History For July 27


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.

Events In African American History For July 23


1. In 1868, 14th Amendment validates citizenship for African Americans

2. In 1889, W. A. Martin received Patent for the forerunner of modern door lock.

3. In 1900, Pan-African Congress met in London. Among the leaders of the Congress were H. Sylvester Williams, a West Indian Lawyer with a London practice, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Bishop Alexander Walters.

4. In 1962, Jackie Robinson, Baseball great inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

5. In 1984, Vanessa Williams relinquishes her Miss America crown. She is replaced by Suzette Charles, the first runner-up.

6. In 2006, Tiger Woods wins his third british Open making this his 11th Golf major title.

Events In African American History For July 22


1. In 1848, Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia.

2. In 1861, President Lincoln read first draft of Emancipation Proclamation to Cabinet.

3. In 1879, M. W. Binga received Patent for Street sprinkling apparatus

4. In 1939, Jane M. Bolin appointed Judge, Became the first Black Female Judge.

5. In 1963, Sony Liston wins the heavyweight boxing title by defeating Floyd Patterson

6. In 2010, President Barack Obama signs ‘improper payments’ legislation, The new law will strengthen the efforts by federal agencies to halt the flow of improper money in a series of ways. Among those steps: requiring more audits of programs and adding penalties for agencies that don’t comply with the law. The legislation also broadens how any recovered money can be used.

Events In African American History For April 20


Harriet Tubman

1. In 1853,  Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad.

2. In 1875,  D. Fisher received Patent for Joiners’ clamp.  A modern day version used to make perfect right angles for a picture frame.

3. In 1990,  Black Filmworks Festival held in Oakland, California hosted the first Bay Area “Black Filmworks Festival.” Sponsored by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, the three-day event featured 25 films including a documentary entitled, “Making ‘Do the Right Thing.'”


Events In African American History For April 16


1. In 1862, Congress passed bill ending slavery in Washington, DC.

2. In 1895,  C. J. Dorticus received Patent for Machine for embossing photographs

Martin Luther King

3. In 1963,  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama,  While incarcerated there, he wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” a moving justification for the moral necessity of non-violent resistance to unjust laws.

4. In 1968,  Rufus Stokes patented an Exhaust Purifier. He filed for the patent 3,378,241 two years earlier.

5. In 1973,  Leila Smith Foley became the first African-American woman to be elected Major of a U.S. city, Taft, Oklahoma. She held the position for 13 years.

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