The word Negro is discussed on this dates Registry. This brief article and its references is written to add to the history of this word....
Jupiter Hammonm a Black poet and the first published black writer in America, was born on this date in 1711.
Hammon served several...
The birth of Ignatius Sancho, a Black writer, in 1729 is celebrated on this date.
He was born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic...
The birth of Lucy Terry, Black abolitionist, poet, and skilled orator, in 1730 is celebrated on this date. Although she was not a lawyer, she...
*On this date in 1745, we remember the birth of Olaudah Equiano, an African slave, and author.
From Nigeria, Equiano, also known as (...
*Phillis Wheatley was born on this date 1753. She was a Black slave and writer.
Born in Senegambia, Africa she was sold into slavery at...
*The birth of Austin Steward in 1793 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, businessman, administrator and biographer of his life as a...
*The birth of George Moses Horton in 1797 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black poet, and publisher.
Born in Northampton County, N.C...
*The birth of Alexander Pushkin in 1799 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Russian poet and the great-grandson of Abraham Hannibal, an...
Alexandre Dumas was born on this date in 1802. He was a Black French man who was one of the more prolific writers in the 19th century theater...
Alexis de Tocqueville was born this date in 1805. He was a White French journalist and abolitionist writer.
He was born in Paris to...
This date marks the birth of Henry Bibb in 1815. He was a Black author, editor, abolitionist, and advocate of emigration from the United States...
*The birth of Ann Plato around 1820 is celebrated on this date. She was a nineteenth century Black educator and author.
Plato was born...
*Harriet Wilson was born on this date in1825. She was a Black slave and author.
Harriet E. "Hattie" Adams Wilson was born in Milford,...
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born on this date in 1825. She was a Black poet, writer, and lecturer, as well as an anti-slavery, women's...
*On this date in 1826 James Bell was born. He was a Black poet, laborer and abolitionist.
James Madison Bell was born in Gallipolis,...
The birth of Lucy Ann Delaney, a Black writer, in 1828 is celebrated on this date.
Lucy Ann Berry was born a slave in St. Louis, MO. She...
*Henry Clay Bruce was born on this date in 1836. He was a Black writer.
Born a slave in Virginia, his mother told him he was born the...
On this date the Registry celebrates African American poetry.
Through their culture and work, Black poets, forced by a dominant culture...
*Susan King Taylor was born on this date in 1848. She was a Black writer.
Born a slave on the Grest Farm in Liberty County, Georgia, her...
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