On this date in 1787, Prince Hall, a Revolutionary War veteran, organized the Negro Masonic Order in the United States African Lodge No. 459, in...
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This date in 1787 recalls the Rankin House, a pivotal point of shelter for many Black slaves escaping bondage before emancipation.
The birth of Black Seminole warrior Abraham is celebrated on this date in 1787. He was an African Native American soldier and politician....
The Underground Railroad, the organization which helped escaped African slaves from the South on their journey to freedom in the North and Canada...
John Quincy Adams was born on this date in 1767. He was a White American diplomat, politician, opponent of slavery, and the sixth president of...
On this date in 1787, the Three-fifths Compromise was enacted. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia that year accepted a...
William Paul Quinn was born on this date in 1788. He was a Black religious leader and the fourth Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church...
The birth of William Cuffay in 1788 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black tailor, and politician.
From Chatham, Kent in England his...
Benjamin Lundy was born on this date in 1789. He was a White American abolitionist and news publisher.
He was from Sussex County, New...
*The birth of Saartjie Baartman in 1789 is celebrated on this date. She was a South African entertainer and objectified Black woman.
This date marks the birth of Josiah Henson in 1789. He was an 18th century Black abolitionist.
The first anti-slavery law in Canada was...
Thomas Garrett was born on this date in 1789. He was a White American businessman and abolitionist.
The son of a farmer from Delaware...
On this date in 1790, the first slave revolt in Haiti took place.
The island was settled in the 1600s by French buccaneers. In 1664, the...
On this date in 1791, the groundbreaking for the Bethel AME Church of Philadelphia occurred. Mother Bethel Church (as it is called) was a stop on...
On this date, the world recognizes International Day for the Remembrance and Abolition of the Slave Trade.
The International Day fis...
*Thaddeus Stevens was born on this date in 1792. He was a White American abolitionist. Stevens was born in Danville, Vermont.
*The birth of John Bathan Vashon in 1792 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black seaman, businessman and abolitionist.
On this date in 1792, Denmark abolished slavery. Denmark was the first established sovereign European state to prohibit the slave trade (but not...
Frank Johnson was born on this date in 1792. He was a Black musician, band leader, and composer.
Francis Johnson (his name at birth) was...
Sarah Moore Grimke was born on this date in 1792. She was a White American abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.
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