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  • Wed, 1792-05-16

    On this date in 1792, Denmark abolished slavery. Denmark was the first established sovereign European state to prohibit the slave trade (but not...

  • Sat, 1792-06-16

    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...

  • Mon, 1792-11-26

    Sarah Moore Grimke was born on this date in 1792. She was a White American abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

    From Charleston...

  • Thu, 1793-01-03

    Lucretia Coffin Mott was born on this date in 1793. She was a White American abolitionist and educator.

    She was born in the seaport town...

  • Mon, 1793-02-04

    *John Rankin was born on this date in 1793. He was a White American minister and abolitionist with the Underground Railroad.

    Rankin was...

  • Fri, 1793-02-15

    *The birth of Austin Steward in 1793 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, businessman, administrator and biographer of his life as a...

  • Tue, 1793-06-18

    This date in 1793 celebrates the birth of Anna Kingsley. She was a African plantation owner, abolitionist, and former slave in America.

    ...

  • Tue, 1794-02-04

    *This date marks the founding of the first Black Methodist Episcopal church in America in 1794.

    This took place in Philadelphia, PA...

  • Tue, 1794-02-04

    *On this date in 1794 France abolished slavery. As a nation they had a lukewarm commitment to abolition. Under Napoleon they reestablished...

  • Fri, 1794-03-14

    *On this date in 1794, Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin which he invented; (or did he?).

    African slaves, because they were not...

  • Sun, 1795-02-15

    *Rebecca Cox Jackson was born on this date in 1795. She was a Black woman who became an eldress in the Shaker religion and founded a Shaker...

  • Sat, 1795-09-26

    This date marks the birth of Alexander Lucius Twilight in 1795. He was one of the the first Black college graduates in the United States.

    ...
  • Mon, 1796-03-07

    *The birth of James Barbadoes in 1796 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black barber, abolitionist, and free man of color.

    Though his...

  • Mon, 1796-08-08

    *On this date in1796 the Boston African Society was established. Started with forty-four members, they were a group of Blacks that provided a...

  • Tue, 1796-11-01

    On this date in 1796, the first school for Blacks in America opened.

    The African Free School was begun in New York City by the...

  • Mon, 1797-03-06

    *Gerrit Smith was born on this date in 1797. He was a White American abolitionist. From Utica, New York, in 1806 he came with his parents to...

  • Sat, 1797-03-25

    *The birth of George Moses Horton in 1797 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black poet, and publisher.

    Born in Northampton County, N.C...

  • Tue, 1797-09-19

    On this date we recall the birth of Sojourner Truth in 1797. She was a Black abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

    She was born...

  • Fri, 1798-04-06

    James Pierson Beckwourth was born on this date in 1798. He was a Black explorer who played a major role in the early discovery and settlement of...

  • Sun, 1798-10-28

    This date marks the birth of Levi Coffin in 1798. He was a White American abolitionist and unoffical president of the Underground Railroad....