Kingston Jamaica was founded on this date in 1692. It is the capital and chief port of Jamaica, an island nation in the West Indies. Kingston...
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On this date we celebrate the birth of Abram Hannibal in 1697. He was an African slave who became a successfull general and military engineer in...
"Jumping the Broom," is celebrated on this date.
This is an African American phrase and custom for marriage.
The significance of...
*On this date in 1708, one of the first recorded slave revolts occurred in America. It happened in Newton, Long Island, NY, and seven white...
Jupiter Hammonm a Black poet and the first published black writer in America, was born on this date in 1711.
Hammon served several...
On this date in 1712, the New York Slave Rebellion occurred.
Reacting to harsh treatment by their masters, about 25 Black slaves and...
*Native American involvement in American slavery’s Underground Railroad is affirmed on this date in 1722.
On that date the (then)...
On this date in 1723, we celebrate the birth of Crispus Attucks. He was a Black merchant and patriot.
Little is known about the early...
*On this date from 1725 we affirm the Lumbee American Indian tribe. As of this writing (2017) California, South Dakota and Tennessee were the...
The birth of Ignatius Sancho, a Black writer, in 1729 is celebrated on this date.
He was born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic...
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...
Benjamin Banneker was born on this date in 1731. He was a self-taught, Black astronomer and mathematician.
Banneker and his sisters were...
*The Mardi Gras Indians are celebrated on this date (Fat Tuesday) in 1732. These African Americans participate as a cultural foundation of New...
On this date in 1733, one of the first successful African slave rebellions took place.
Enslaved Africans on the island of St. John (today...
Granville Sharpe was born on this date in 1735. He was a European abolitionist and philanthropist.
He was born in Durham, England, the...
The birth of Francis Barber in 1735 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave who became a businessmen and educator.
On this date in 1738, escaped African slaves and British settlers in Central America agreed to a conflict truce.
The articles of...
*The founding of Fort Mose occurred on this date in 1738. Fort Mose is the site of the first free African settlement in the United States....
*Elizabeth Freeman’s birth in 1742 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black slave and abolitionist.
She was born to enslaved African...
*Princess Sophie Charlotte was born on this date in 1744. She was the first Black Queen of England.
Charlotte was the eighth child of...
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