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  • Mon, 1777-03-17

    *Roger Brooke Taney was born on this date in 1777. He was a White American lawyer and judge who supported slavery.

    Born in Calvert County...

  • Wed, 1777-07-02

    On this date in 1777, Vermont abolished slavery.

    Vermont was an independent sovereign country that year and did not join the United...

  • Sun, 1777-12-14

    The First African Baptist Church of Savannah, GA., one of the oldest Black churches in North America, began on this date in 1777.

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  • Thu, 1778-01-15

    *On this date in 1778, the Justices of the Peace court in Perth Scotland ruled on the case of Knight v. Wedderburn. This Scottish slavery...

  • Wed, 1778-01-28

    *James Tallmadge, Jr. was born on this date 1778. He was a White American politician and abolitionist.

    Born in Stanford, Dutchess County...

  • Sat, 1778-08-29

    On this date in 1778, the Black, elite First Rhode Island regiment defeated three assaults by British troops at the battle of Rhode Island (...

  • Sun, 1778-10-11

    The birth of George Polgreen Bridgetower in 1778 is celebrated on this date. He was an Black Polish classical violinist.

    His father was...

  • Fri, 1779-05-07

    *The birth of Catherine Ferguson in 1779 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black minister and advocate of childcare.

    Born a slave...

  • Wed, 1780-03-01

    On this date in 1780, Pennsylvania became the second state to abolish slavery.

    Reference:
    Black First:
    2,000 years of...

  • Wed, 1781-05-09

    The construction of the Pico House in 1870 is celebrated on this date. This was one of the many municipalities built and maintained by Blacks as...

  • Tue, 1781-09-04

    *On this date in 1781, the city of Los Angeles was founded. This episode is part of African American history and heritage.

    Originally...

  • Tue, 1783-02-11

    *The birth of Jarena Lee in 1783 is marked on this date. She was a Black preacher and abolitionist.

    From Cape May, New Jersey, she was...

  • Sat, 1783-07-19

    The birth of Richard Potter in 1783 is celebrated on this date. He was a magician, one of the first Black illusionist in America.

    Potter...

  • Wed, 1783-09-03

    On this date in 1783 Birchtown, Nova Scotia was established. This was one of the largest free Black settlements in North America in the 18th...

  • Tue, 1784-03-23

    Tom Molineaux, a Black boxer was born on this date in 1784.

    Born a slave in Georgetown, Virginia, he began boxing other slaves while...

  • Fri, 1784-12-10

    *Charles Avery was born on this date in 1784. He was a White European merchant, businessman and abolitionist.

    Little is known of his...

  • Sat, 1785-03-26

    *Elleanor Eldridge was born on this date in 1785. She was a Black entrepreneur.

    Eldridge was from Warwick, RI, the youngest of seven...

  • Tue, 1785-04-26

    *John Audubon was born on this date in 1785. He was a Black French American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He painted, cataloged, and...

  • Sun, 1785-05-29

    On this date, we celebrate African American architecture. Blacks have been involved in building and architecture since the colonial era of...

  • Fri, 1785-07-29

    *The birth of Jean Louis in 1785 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black French fencer and teacher.

    From Haiti, Louis was arguably...