*On this date in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. This guaranteed African-American men the right to...
On this date in 1872, Charlotte E. Ray became the first Black woman admitted to practice before the district Supreme Court (Washington D.C.)....
On this date in 1873, Puerto Rico abolished slavery.
Leaders of the Puerto Rican abolitionist movement, including José Jull6n Acosta,...
*On this date in 1874, White Democrats seized the Louisiana statehouse in a takeover. This White resistance and occupation has been called the...
*On this date in 1874, the Order of the Eastern Star was created. This is the oldest sorority-based Black women’s organization in America....
On this date in 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run with a Black man as the winning jockey.
He (Oliver Lewis) rode three-year-old...
*On this date in 1875, White Democrats attacked Republicans at Yazoo City, Mississippi. The riot happened because of the pressure on White...
*On this date in 1875, The Mississippi Plan went into effect. Their state government was trying to prevent Black political participation using...
On this date in 1875, Ethiopia won the Battle of Gundet over Egypt. This conflict was carefully observed in Black America due to a growing black...
*On this date in 1876, a race riot happened in Indianapolis, Indiana over voting rights.
Long after the 15th Amendment to the...
On this date in 1877, the Registry celebrates the town of Nicodemus, Kansas, a brief haven for many Blacks from the old confederacy long before...
Jim Crow Laws are featured on this date. These were any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the American South between the end of the...
On this date in 1879 the Zulu-British War began.
The Zulu kingdom, centered on the southeast coast of southern Africa between the...
*On this date in 1879, an exodus from slavery after reconstruction began in earnest. More than 900 Black families from Mississippi reached St....
This date's Registry looks at the origins of the Chanteys in 1882. A Chantey is a style of choral singing associated with black slave labor in...
*On this date in 1883, an African-American inventor patented the first shoe lasting machine.
Jan Matzeliger from Dutch Guiana...
On this date in 1885, Samuel David Ferguson was consecrated as bishop (Saint John the Baptist's Feast Day), at Grace Church, New York, becoming...
On this date in 1888, Brazil abolished slavery.
During the 19th century, Europe exported two dynasties across the Atlantic to America....
*On this date in 1890, The Mississippi Constitutional Convention began systematic exclusion of Blacks from the politics of South.
*On this date in 1892 the first African-American performers appeared at Carnegie Hall.
The World's Fair Colored Opera Company, with...
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