The date remembers Goree Island. This land mass played an important part in the early days of African American history. Goree Island is a small...
On this date of Cinco de Mayo, we look briefly at the history of Africans in Latin (Central and South) America and the Caribbean.
*African (Black) history in Europe from 1400 is briefly recalled on this dates Registry.
To address the story of black people in Europe,...
*The state of Bahia in Brazil from 1500 is remembered on this date. This is a former Portuguese/African slave region.
*From the beginning of U. S. history, American Native populations and Africans had a historical relationship of both cooperation and...
*A brief article on Black Canadian history before America’s Civil Rights movement is recognized on this date.
The first recorded black...
*On this date in 1606, the first recorded birth of a child of African decent in the continental United States occurred. This was is in the...
It was on this date in 1619 that 20 Africans arrive at Hampton, Virginia, aboard a Dutch ship.
They were the first Africans on record to...
On this date in 1663, the first known slave revolt occurred in Gloucester County, VA. The conspiracy between Black slaves and indentured servants...
*Bance Island, Sierra Leone from 1670 is celebrated on this date. This was a major launching point of the Middle Passage to America first...
"Jumping the Broom," is celebrated on this date.
This is an African American phrase and custom for marriage.
The significance of...
*On this date in 1708, one of the first recorded slave revolts occurred in America. It happened in Newton, Long Island, NY, and seven white...
On this date in 1712, the New York Slave Rebellion occurred.
Reacting to harsh treatment by their masters, about 25 Black slaves and...
*The Mardi Gras Indians are celebrated on this date (Fat Tuesday) in 1732. These African Americans participate as a cultural foundation of New...
On this date in 1733, one of the first successful African slave rebellions took place.
Enslaved Africans on the island of St. John (today...
*The founding of Fort Mose occurred on this date in 1738. Fort Mose is the site of the first free African settlement in the United States....
On this date in 1738, escaped African slaves and British settlers in Central America agreed to a conflict truce.
The articles of...
On this date in 1749, the British parliament formally legalized slavery in the colony now known as Georgia.
*On this date in 1773, the first book of poetry written by a Black woman was published in America.
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious...
*This is the date of the Boston Massacre in 1770. That evening Crispus Attucks, a free Black man, was the first person to die for America’s...
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