On this date, the Registry examines African American art—-painting, carving, graphic arts, and crafts created by people of African descent in the...
Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name
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 1790, the first slave revolt in Haiti took place.
The island was settled in the 1600s by French buccaneers. In 1664, the...
*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...
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...
Pelé was born on this date in 1940. He was an African Brazilian soccer player and is an international humanitarian.
He was born Edson...
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."
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...
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