Category: Episode

  • Sun, 1804-01-01

    On this date in 1804, Haiti emerged as the first independent Black-led republic in the modern world.

    The Haitian Revolution was one of...

  • Thu, 1804-01-05

    On this date in 1804, “Black Laws” were enacted in the state of Ohio. The Congress of the Buckeye state became the first legislative body in the...

  • Tue, 1811-01-08

    On this date in 1811, Black slaves rebelled against their white masters in Louisiana. Charles Deslondes and other slaves began the revolt on the...

  • Sat, 1814-04-02

    *The origin of the Merikins is celebrated on this date in 1814. They were African expatriates of the War of 1812, freed black slaves who fought...

  • Thu, 1815-07-27

    On this date in 1815, the Seminole Wars began when a U.S. government, under pressure from Georgia slaveholders, ordered Colonel Edmund Gaines to...

  • Sun, 1820-02-06

    *On this date in 1820 the Mayflower of Liberia set sail. This was the first organized Black emigration back to Africa.

    It began when 86...

  • Sun, 1822-06-16

    On this date in 1822, Denmark Vesey led a slave rebellion in South Carolina.

    The Whipping House (shown) was to the right of the jail,...

  • Sat, 1824-04-17

    *On this date in 1824, Costa Rica abolished slavery.

    The first Blacks that arrived to Costa Rica came with the Spanish conquistadors....

  • Wed, 1828-04-30

    *On this date in 1828, Shaka, the great Zulu King was killed. In 1815, he became the clan chief of the Zulu, the largest ethnic group in South...

  • Fri, 1830-05-28

    On this date in 1830, U. S. legislation leading to the "Death March" was enacted.

    President Andrew Jackson signed into law, "The Indian...

  • Sun, 1831-08-21

    On this date in 1831, Nat Turner and 70 slaves began a two-day uprising in Southampton County, Virginia.

    Turner, a slave preacher,...

  • Thu, 1831-11-10

    On this date in 1831, Nat Turner confessed to his leadership in the famous uprising in Virginia.

    Nathaniel Turner was a Black slave who...

  • Fri, 1831-11-11

    On this date in 1831, Nat Turner was hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia. Turner, a slave and educated minister, believed that he was chosen by God to...

  • Sat, 1831-12-24

    On this date in 1831, during the Second Seminole War, a force of Seminole Indians defeated U.S. troops in the Battle of Okeechobee in Florida....

  • Wed, 1833-12-04

    On this date in 1833, the American Anti-slavery Society met for the first time. They were 60 abolitionist leaders gathering to end slavery in...

  • Fri, 1834-08-01

    On this date in 1834, the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act passed in 1833 and became law and slavery became illegal in the United Kingdom....

  • Wed, 1835-08-12

    *On this date in 1835, the Snow Race Riot occurred. This was a riot and lynching that took place in Washington, D.C. 

    It was an attack on...

  • Tue, 1836-02-23

    *On this date in 1836, the Mexican army began attacking the Alamo. This saga of the American story is an important piece of African-American...

  • Thu, 1838-08-16

    *On this date in 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 African Slaves through their administration.

    These humans were loaded on ships at...

  • Fri, 1839-06-28

    On this date in 1839, Cinque of the Mende tribe was kidnapped into slavery.

    This led to the Amistad Case of 1841 in which the Supreme...