Category: Episode

  • Fri, 1441-04-22

    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...

  • Thu, 1441-05-05

    On this date of Cinco de Mayo, we look briefly at the history of Africans in Latin (Central and South) America and the Caribbean.

    In...

  • Thu, 1441-12-01

    *African (Black) history in Europe from 1400 is briefly recalled on this dates Registry.

    To address the story of black people in Europe,...

  • Wed, 1500-03-13

    *The state of Bahia in Brazil from 1500 is remembered on this date. This is a former Portuguese/African slave region.

    The Portuguese...

  • Sun, 1500-11-03

    *From the beginning of U. S. history, American Native populations and Africans had a historical relationship of both cooperation and...

  • Fri, 1600-09-29

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

    The first recorded black...

  • Tue, 1606-01-03

    *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...

  • Tue, 1619-08-20

    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...

  • Thu, 1663-09-13

    On this date in 1663, the first known slave revolt occurred in Gloucester County, VA. The conspiracy between Black slaves and indentured servants...

  • Fri, 1670-11-14

    *Bance Island, Sierra Leone from 1670 is celebrated on this date. This was a major launching point of the Middle Passage to America first...

  • Thu, 1700-07-15

    "Jumping the Broom," is celebrated on this date.
    This is an African American phrase and custom for marriage.

    The significance of...

  • Tue, 1708-02-28

    *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...

  • Wed, 1712-04-06

    On this date in 1712, the New York Slave Rebellion occurred.

    Reacting to harsh treatment by their masters, about 25 Black slaves and...

  • Sun, 1732-02-17

    *The Mardi Gras Indians are celebrated on this date (Fat Tuesday) in 1732. These African Americans participate as a cultural foundation of New...

  • Sun, 1733-11-01

    On this date in 1733, one of the first successful African slave rebellions took place.

    Enslaved Africans on the island of St. John (today...

  • Fri, 1737-03-15

    *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....

  • Sat, 1738-03-01

    On this date in 1738, escaped African slaves and British settlers in Central America agreed to a conflict truce.

    The articles of...

  • Sun, 1749-10-26

    On this date in 1749, the British parliament formally legalized slavery in the colony now known as Georgia.

    Reference:
    The African...

  • Sat, 1753-09-01

    *On this date in 1773, the first book of poetry written by a Black woman was published in America.

    Poems on Various Subjects, Religious...

  • Mon, 1770-03-05

    *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...