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  • Sat, 0354-11-13

    The birth of Saint Augustine in 354 is celebrated on this date. He was a North African Saint, Philosopher, and Doctor.

    He was the eldest...

  • Sun, 1210-05-16

    This date celebrates the birth of an African King Sundiata Keita, also known as Mari Diata, in approximately 1210.

    Keita was the founder...

  • Tue, 1300-01-26

    *Republic Day in India is on this date from 1950. Many people throughout this country celebrate and affirm when India's constitution came into...

  • Thu, 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...

  • Fri, 1441-04-30

    This date is Hairstylist Appreciation Day and The Registry looks briefly at African American hair.

    The history of “Black Hair and Beauty...

  • Wed, 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...

  • Wed, 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,...

  • Sun, 1487-05-29

    *The birth of Juan Garrido in 1487 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black African Spanish conquistador.

    Born in Africa, he went to...

  • Sun, 1487-09-04

    *This date celebrates the Zulu nation. The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with a population of approximately 8 million....

  • Wed, 1492-02-24

    *This dates Registry from 1492, offers a brief article on the origins of Soul food.

    Soul Food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine, food...

  • Tue, 1500-03-13

    *This date is dedicated to African American Dance. Africans brought their dances to North and South America, and the Caribbean Islands as slave...

  • Tue, 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...

  • Thu, 1500-07-19

    This date from 1500, celebrates Santeria. Santeria is one of the many African syncretistic religions created in the Americas. The word...

  • Sat, 1500-11-03

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

  • Wed, 1500-12-05

    On this date, we reference the origin of Black Peter (Zwarte Piet) om approximately 500 A.D. He is a “Black Face” character of European folklore...

  • Fri, 1510-07-22

    The birth of Alessandro de Medici in 1510 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Italian ruler during the 16th century.

    The son of a...

  • Fri, 1526-06-04

    The birth of Benedict the Black in 1526 is celebrated on this date. He was a black patron saint.

    He was born in Messina, Italy on the...

  • Sat, 1541-11-01

    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.

    ...
  • Tue, 1545-07-31

    The birth of El Yanga in circa 1545 is celebrated on this date. He was an African abolitionist and a leader of a slave rebellion in Mexico during...

  • Thu, 1550-05-11

    This date in 1550 celebrates the Macumba/Candomble religion, one of many African-based faiths practiced in the Americas.

    Macumba is the...