The birth of "Pap" Singleton in 1809 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black abolitionist who helped lead hundreds of African-Americans out of...
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On this date in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued what was called an "eye-for-eye" order, warning the Confederacy that Union soldiers would...
On this date in 1866, the New Orleans riot occurred.
Angered by the enactment of the Black Codes in Louisiana, and by the legislature's...
The birth of Elizabeth Ross Haynes in 1883 is marked on this date. She was an African American activist, writer, and administrator.
Betye Irene Saar was born on this date in 1926. She is an African American artist and educator, famous for collages that lampoon racist attitudes...
Anita Hill was born on born on this date in 1956. She is an African American lawyer, educator, author, and activist.
She was born in Lone...
Laurence Fishburne was born on this date 1961. He is an African American actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Reggie Roby was born on this date in 1961. He was an African American professional football player.
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Reginald...
*On this date in 1963, Michelle Bernard was born. She is an African American author, journalist and lawyer.
A native Washingtonian, her...
On this date in 1967, Milwaukee joined the list of cities that erupted into violence, joining hundreds of other American cities in the nation's...
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