Category: Religion

  • Tue, 1975-02-25

    *On this date in 1975, Elijah Muhammad died. He was an African-American Black Muslim, who was leader of the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his...

  • Thu, 1978-06-08

    On this date in 1978, the Mormon Church announced that Blacks would be allowed to hold the priesthood.

    The First Presidency of the...

  • Mon, 1999-01-25

    *On this date in 1999, Rev. Henry Lyons pled guilty to tax evasion, embezzlement and grand theft.

    These charges were committed while he...

  • Sat, 2000-09-23

    The Ayecha Resource Organization is celebrated on this date. They were a global resource group for Jews of Color. Ayecha supported,...

  • Mon, 2002-09-16

    *On this date in 2002, a Consecration Ceremony for the Key West African cemetery took place. This occasion marked another chapter of closure in...

  • Sat, 2003-10-04

    On this date in 2003, an African Burial Ground in New York City was re-established and re-consecrated.

    The African Burial Ground is a 6-...

  • Fri, 2008-12-26

    December 26 is the first day of Kwanzaa or Umoja, meaning Unity.

    Kwanzaa was founded by Dr. Maulana Kareng in 1966.
    Umoja is the...

  • Sat, 2008-12-27

    This date is the second day of Kwanzaa or Kujichaguli, meaning Self-determination.

    This second principle of the Nguzo Saba expresses...

  • Sun, 2008-12-28

    This date is the third day of Kwanzaa: The day focuses on Ujima, or collective work and responsibility.

    The third principle of the Nguzo...

  • Mon, 2008-12-29

    This date is the fourth day of Kwanzaa. The day focuses on Ujamaa or cooperative economics.

    This fourth principle of the Nguzo Saba is a...

  • Tue, 2008-12-30

    This date is the fifth day of Kwanzaa. The day focuses on Nia or purpose.

    The fifth principle of the Nguzo Saba is a dedication to the...

  • Wed, 2008-12-31

    *This date is the sixth day of Kwanzaa: The day focuses on Kuumba or creativity.

    This principle of the Nguzo Saba is a vow to being...

  • Thu, 2009-01-01

    This date is the seventh and last day of Kwanzaa. The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits" or...

  • Mon, 2016-06-06

    *This date celebrates the beginning of Ramadan 2015. Because of this, the Registry looks briefly at Islam and African-America.

    Though...