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  • Fri, 1745-03-12

    *On this date in 1745, we remember the birth of Olaudah Equiano, an African slave, and author.

    From Nigeria, Equiano, also known as (...

  • Sat, 1745-12-25

    Joseph Boulogne "Chevalier de Saint-Georges" was born on Christmas Day, 1745. He was an African French classical music conductor, composer,...

  • Mon, 1746-04-11

    Wentworth Cheswell was born on this date in 1746. He was a Black businessman and politician.

    From Newmarket, NH Cheswell was the only...

  • Sun, 1746-11-06

    On this date, we mark the birth of Absalom Jones in 1746, a Black minister and abolitionist.

    A house slave from Delaware, Jones taught...

  • Fri, 1748-05-10

    This date in 1779 marks the first publication of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” John Newton a White British man was responsible for writing one of...

  • Tue, 1748-12-10

    *James Lafayette’s birth in 1748 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave and American patriot.

    Born on William Armistead's New...

  • Sun, 1749-10-26

    On this date in 1749, the British parliament formally legalized slavery in the colony now known as Georgia.

    Reference:
    The African...

  • Sat, 1750-01-10

    The birth of James Varick in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was the first Black Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop in America.

    He was...

  • Wed, 1750-03-04

    On this date Chicago celebrates DuSable Day, the 1750 birth of Jean-Baptist-Point Du Sable. He was a Black pioneer, trader, and founder of the...

  • Mon, 1750-03-16

    *The birth of Scipio Moorhead around 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black portrait engraver.

    Moorhead was a slave of the...

  • Sun, 1750-07-19

    The birth of Harry Hosier in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was a renowned Black preacher and an evangelist.

    Born a slave in North...

  • Thu, 1750-10-01

    The birth of Peter Salem in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black soldier and patriot.

    Though Salem’s birth year is not certain...

  • Fri, 1750-10-30

    The birth of Salem Poor around 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black patriot during the Revolutionary War.

    Poor was a free...

  • Tue, 1753-05-08

    *Phillis Wheatley was born on this date 1753. She was a Black slave and writer.

    Born in Senegambia, Africa she was sold into slavery at...

  • Sun, 1753-07-08

    On this date Lemuel Haynes was born in 1753. He was a Black minister.

    A sympathetic white Evangelical family raised this abandoned...

  • Sat, 1753-09-01

    *On this date in 1773, the first book of poetry written by a Black woman was published in America.

    Poems on Various Subjects, Religious...

  • Wed, 1758-11-01

    *This dates Registry from 1758, briefly writes about the history of the Black Church in America. This institution which was the first source of...

  • Wed, 1759-01-17

    *Paul Cuffe was born on this date in 1759. He was an Black philanthropist, merchant, sea captain and abolitionist.

    The son of a former...

  • Fri, 1759-08-24

    William Wilberforce was born on this date in 1759. He was a White British abolitionist.

    He was born in Hull, England, the son of a...

  • Thu, 1760-02-14

    *On this date in 1760, Richard Allen was born in Philadelphia. He was a Black religious leader, founder and first bishop of the African Methodist...