Events in the American Black experience that include people, places, items, and timelines.

the Snow Race Riot occurrs

*On this date in 1835, the Snow Race Riot occurred. This was a riot and lynching that took place in Washington, D.C. 

African Kunlun Servants in ancient China, a brief story

*On this first day of the 2018 Chinese New Year, we affirm and briefly explore the African Kunlun Servants in ancient China.

Michael Brown dies in Ferguson, MO.

Michael Brown

*The police shooting of Michael Brown occurred on this date in 2014. The shooting happened in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis.

The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes Law

*The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law on this date in 1938. Signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, it established a 25-cent minimum wage (that would rise to 30 cents beginning in October 1939), introduced a 44-hour maximum work week (that would first fall to 42 hours in October 1939 and would then fall to 40 hours in October 1940), and set the general age of workforce entry at 16.

The Moynihan Report, a brief history

On this date in 1965, we affirm the Moynihan Report. This was a guidepost for the “War on Poverty” domestic program instituted by President Lyndon Johnson.

White activist killed in Charlottesville, VA

Heather D. Heyer

*On this date in 2017, a Neo-Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville, VA murdered a white activist.

Two whites murdered defending black women

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche
and Ricky John Best

*On this date in 2017, two white men were killed and another injured on a public light rail transit after they intervened when another white man yelled hate speech toward ethnicities and religions of color at two black women.

New Orleans founded, (Creole people affirmed)

*The city of New Orleans was founded on this date in 1718 and the Registry celebrates the Creole ethnicity, culture and heritage on this date.

New Orleans removes last confederate monument

*On this date in 2017 the last of four confederate monuments in New Orleans were removed from public view in the crescent city.

White SAE Frat members sing racist song

OU students protesting Frat song

*On this date in 2015, white student members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity from the University of Oklahoma were caught performing a racist chant against African Americans.