Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Mon, 1600-10-23

    On this date, the Registry examines African American art—-painting, carving, graphic arts, and crafts created by people of African descent in the...

  • Mon, 1730-10-23

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tue, 1900-10-23

    *Oliver Law was born on this date in 1900. He was an African American soldier and military leader. He was the first Black man to lead an...

  • Fri, 1903-10-23

    Sam Lacy’s birth in 1903 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American journalist.

    Lacy grew up in Washington, D.C., played...

  • Wed, 1940-10-23

    Pelé was born on this date in 1940. He was an African Brazilian soccer player and is an international humanitarian.

    He was born Edson...

  • Thu, 1947-10-23

    On this date in 1947, the NAACP issued a formal petition against racism in America to the United Nations titled "An Appeal to the World."

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  • Thu, 1958-10-23

    Michael Eric Dyson was born on this date in 1958. He is an African American educator and writer.

    He was born in Detroit, the son of...