Politics/Law/Military

Those who shape Black history as elected officials, the military, lawyers, judges, and more.

Reparations for Slavery, a brief article

*Reparation’s for America slavery against African’s in America is this date’s subject on The Registry.

Black Seminole scout John Ward born

*The birth of John Ward in 1847 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Seminole scout in the U.S. Army and a Medal of Honor Recipient.

The Ruby McCollum case begins


Ruby McCollum (L), C. LeRoy Adams (R)

*On this date 1952, a Black woman murdered a White man in Florida. Ruby McCollum murdered Dr. C. Leroy Adams. This shooting was as noted in African America as the O.J. Simpson Murder trial 43 years later.

Eleanor Holmes Norton born


Eleanor Holmes Norton

*Eleanor Holmes Norton was born on this date in 1937. She is an African American lawyer and politician.

James Nabrit III, Lawyer born


James Nabrit III

*James Nabrit III was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American civil rights attorney and legal activist.

James Madison Nabrit III was born in Houston, Texas, the son of James Nabrit, Jr., a prominent civil rights attorney, law professor and later President of Howard University. He grew up in Washington, D.C., where he attended segregated public schools through part of high school.

Eva M. Clayton born


Eva M. Clayton

*Eva Clayton was born on this date in 1934. She is an African American politician (retired) and administrator.

Hulan Jack, politican born


Hulan Jack

*Hulan Jack was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American politician.

Patrice Johnson born


Patrice Y. Johnson

*Patrice Johnson was born on this date in 1954. She was an African American Lawyer, Political Chief of Staff and community activist.

Loretta Lynch born


Loretta Lynch

*Loretta Lynch was born on this date in 1959. She is an African American lawyer and prosecutor.

Loren Miller, Lawyer and Judge born


Loren Miller

*Loren Miller was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American journalist, civil rights activist, attorney and judge.

He was born in Pender, Nebraska to former slave, John Miller, and Nora Herbaugh, a White Midwesterner of Dutch ancestry. Miller attended Kansas University and received his law degree from Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas in 1928.