Category: Episode

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sat, 1738-03-15

    *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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wed, 1773-09-01

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

    Poems on Various Subjects, Religious...

  • Wed, 1775-05-10

    On this date in 1775, Black patriots helped capture Fort Ticonderoga.

    Blacks participated in one of the first aggressive actions of...

  • Sat, 1775-06-17

    On this date in 1775, several Blacks participated in the famous, but misnamed, Battle of Bunker Hill.

    This episode in the Revolutionary...

  • Fri, 1775-11-24

    On this date in 1775, the Continental Congress of the United States issued the order to bar Blacks from the army.

    Many of the colonies...

  • Thu, 1778-01-15

    *On this date in 1778, the Justices of the Peace court in Perth Scotland ruled on the case of Knight v. Wedderburn. This Scottish slavery...

  • Wed, 1780-03-01

    On this date in 1780, Pennsylvania became the second state to abolish slavery.

    Reference:
    Black First:
    2,000 years of...

  • Wed, 1781-05-09

    The construction of the Pico House in 1870 is celebrated on this date. This was one of the many municipalities built and maintained by Blacks as...

  • Tue, 1781-09-04

    *On this date in 1781, the city of Los Angeles was founded. This episode is part of African American history and heritage.

    Originally...

  • Wed, 1783-09-03

    On this date in 1783 Birchtown, Nova Scotia was established. This was one of the largest free Black settlements in North America in the 18th...

  • Sun, 1787-05-06

    On this date in 1787, Prince Hall, a Revolutionary War veteran, organized the Negro Masonic Order in the United States African Lodge No. 459, in...

  • Sat, 1790-10-23

    On this date in 1790, the first slave revolt in Haiti took place.

    The island was settled in the 1600s by French buccaneers. In 1664, the...

  • Wed, 1792-05-16

    On this date in 1792, Denmark abolished slavery. Denmark was the first established sovereign European state to prohibit the slave trade (but not...

  • Tue, 1794-02-04

    *On this date in 1794 France abolished slavery. As a nation they had a lukewarm commitment to abolition. Under Napoleon they reestablished...

  • Mon, 1796-08-08

    *On this date in1796 the Boston African Society was established. Started with forty-four members, they were a group of Blacks that provided a...

  • Sun, 1800-06-01

    On this date, we look at the history of word “nigger” in America, a word that still sits at the center of anti-Black verbal distortions.

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