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  • Sun, 1893-07-09

    On this date in 1893, the first successful American open-heart surgery was performed by a Black surgeon, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams.

    Dr....

  • Thu, 1894-11-15

    *On this date in 1894, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing was founded. This was a hospital for Blacks founded by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams...

  • Mon, 1895-03-18

    *On this date in 1895, 200 former African slaves left Savannah, Georgia for Liberia. Much of the aid for this came through the American...

  • Wed, 1895-09-18

    The Atlanta Compromise occurred on this date in 1895. This was a public address from a national Black leader of activism in post reconstruction...

  • Sun, 1896-03-01

    On this date in 1896, Ethiopia defeated the Italian colonial army in the Battle of Adwa. This victory signaled the decline of European...

  • Wed, 1897-08-11

    *The Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People opened on this date in 1897. This facility was one of the earliest examples of a social welfare...

  • Sat, 1897-10-02

    On this date in 1897, the first African American firefighter of the Los Angeles Fire Department was hired.

    George Washington Bright was...

  • Thu, 1898-04-21

    The Spanish-American War was declared on this date in 1898. In this conflict the Black men of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalries further proved their...

  • Thu, 1898-11-10

    On this date in 1898, the Wilmington race riot took place, which became a landmark in North Carolina history.

    Over a century later some...

  • Mon, 1900-02-12

    *On this date in 1900 “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” also known as the Negro National Anthem and the Negro National Hymn was sung publicly for the...

  • Wed, 1900-03-28

    *On this date in 1900, Britain asked the Ashanti of Ghana for the Golden Stool.

    This was an attempt to get colonial control by...

  • Mon, 1900-04-30

    On this date in 1900, one of America’s classic folk songs, The Ballad of Casey Jones, was written.

    Wallace Saunders a black railroad...

  • Sun, 1904-05-15

    *On this date in 1904, Sigma Pi Phi Boule’ Fraternity was founded. Kappa Boule' is one of the most impacting black fraternal organizations in...

  • Fri, 1905-09-22

    *On this date in 1906, The Atlanta race riot occurred. This tragedy was the result of bitter white hostility toward blacks after vague reports of...

  • Wed, 1905-09-27

    On this date in 1905, the first published blues composition became available to the American public.

    W. C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" went...

  • Mon, 1906-10-22

    On this date in 1906, 3,000 African American's demonstrated and rioted in Philadelphia in protest over a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon'...

  • Tue, 1908-06-30

    On this date, we celebrate the founding of Allensworth, California, in 1908. This was the first and only all Black town in California’s history...

  • Fri, 1909-02-12

    *This date marks the anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP) in 1909.

    An...

  • Mon, 1909-05-31

    On this date in 1909, the NAACP held its first conference, in New York City. Over 300 African Americans and Whites Americans attended.

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  • Tue, 1910-03-08

    *On this date in 1910 the world formally celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD). Since it’s beginning IWD is a global celebration of the...