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

Black history and the Girl Scouts of the USA

GSUSA Dixie Region, 1935

*On this date in 1912, the Registry marks the history of African American’s in the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Hate Crime arsonist convicted

Macedonia Church Arson, 2008

*On this date in 2011, a white man was convicted of burning down a black church. He motive was to condemn Barack Obama's election as America's first Black president in November 2008.

Canadian Black History, a story

YWCA (Ontatio, 1921)

*A brief article on Black Canadian history before America’s Civil Rights movement is recognized on this date.

Racial incident mars NHL game

Wayne Simmonds

*On this date in 2011, a racial incident happened in a National Hockey League game.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings played in a neutral site exhibition game in London, Ontario. Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was in the middle of his shootout attempt when a fan inside the Labatt Centre threw a banana peel in his path. Simmonds, an African Canadian still beat Red Wings goaltender Jordan Pearce.

White Supremacist executed

Lawrence Brewer (1999)

*On this date in 2011, a White supremacist gang member was executed for the infamous dragging death slaying of a Black man in 1998.

The Northeasterners Club begins

Members on 127th street, Harlem

*This date in 1930 marks the first meeting of The Northeasterners Inc. The Northeasterners Inc. was a Black woman’s social club started in Harlem, NYC that still exists today.

The Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People opens

*The Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People opened on this date in 1897. This facility was one of the earliest examples of a social welfare institution sponsored by Blacks for nonreligious purposes.

Frederick Douglass honord by the Press

Plaque honoring
Frederick Douglass

*On this date in 2007, Frederick Douglass was honored as the first Black reporter allowed into the Capitol press galleries.

Race Hate Murder in Mississippi

Marchers rally against Hate Crimes

*On this date in 2011 a group of white teenagers killed a black man in Jackson Mississippi.

Police brutality protest in Oakland, CA

*On this date in 2010 the Black community in Oakland, California protested and verdict in the death of another black man by an Oakland police officer.