This date celebrates Gullah, an African-American language, mainly spoken along the Southeastern coast of the United States, especially on the Sea...
*The term African American is celebrated on this dates Registry.
In August of 2005, an Ethiopian-born activist named Abdulaziz Kamus...
The birth of Francis Barber in 1735 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave who became a businessmen and educator.
John Chavis, a Black educator was born on this date in 1763. He was born in North Carolina to a legally free family, which allowed him to pursue...
This date marks the birth of Alexander Lucius Twilight in 1795. He was one of the the first Black college graduates in the United States....
On this date in 1796, the first school for Blacks in America opened.
The African Free School was begun in New York City by the...
William Wells Brown was born on this date in 1814. He was a Black antislavery lecturer, a groundbreaking novelist, a playwright, and a historian...
William Cooper Nell, a Black lecturer, journalist, and historian was born on this date in 1816.
He was born in Boston to William and...
*Charles L. Reason was born on this date in 1818. He was a Black mathematician, abolitionist and teacher.
Charles Lewis Reason was from...
On this date in 1825, Laura Matilda Towne was born. She was a White American educator and abolitionist.
From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,...
*The birth of Martin Freeman in 1826 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black educator, and administrator.
From Rutland, Vermont,...
Clinton Fisk was born on this date in 1828. He was a White American soldier, prohibitionist, businessman, and educator.
Born near the...
On this date we celebrate the birth of Joseph Corbin, born in 1833. He was a Black teacher, editor, and the highest-ranking Black official in...
*Oberlin College was founded on this date in 1833. It is a private, coeducational institution in Oberlin, Ohio southwest of Cleveland.
*On this date in 1835, we celebrate the Noyes Academy in New Hampshire. In March of that year, twenty-eight Whites and fourteen Blacks commenced...
Frances (Fanny) Jackson Coppin was born on this date in 1837. She was a Black school principal, church and civic leader, and one of the leading...
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1837 on this date. Though not issuing degrees when founded, it is the oldest American...
On this date, the Registry looks at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America.
At their beginning in the 1830s, the...
The birth of Mary Jane Patterson in 1840 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black teacher.
Born in Raleigh, NC, Patterson was the...
*The birth of Professor William H. Crogman in 1841 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American educator.
Born in the West...
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