This date marks the birth of John Brown in 1800. He was white American abolitionist whose attempt to end slavery by force greatly increased...
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On this date, we look at the history of word “nigger” in America, a word that still sits at the center of anti-Black verbal distortions....
On this date in 1800, Nat Turner, a Black American slave and the leader of a Black slave revolt, was born.
He was born on a plantation in...
This date marks the birth of Lewis Temple, a Black inventor, in 1800.
He was the creator of a whaling harpoon, known as "Temple's Toggle...
On this date, we focus on Black spiritual music in America.
Many Black spirituals resulted from the white folk music tradition and many...
On this date, from 1800, we celebrate the Shango religion, one of many African inspired religions practiced in the Americas.
*Abraham Schadd was born on this date in 1801. He was a Black Abolitionist, Businessman, and Community Organizer He was one of Delaware's most...
The birth of Pio de Jesus Pico in 1801 is marked on this date. He was an African Native Mexican American businessman and politician.
*Lydia Maria Francis Child was born on this date in 1802. She was a White American abolitionist writer.
From Medford, Massachusetts,...
David Hunter was born on this date in 1802. He was a White American soldier and abolitionist.
He was born in Washington D.C. He...
Alexandre Dumas was born on this date in 1802. He was a Black French man who was one of the more prolific writers in the 19th century theater...
On this date we celebrate the birth of George Bonga in 1802. He was a Black fur trader and trapper.
Born near Duluth, Minnesota, he was...
Elijah Parish Lovejoy was born on this date in 1802. He was a White American abolitionist.
He was born in Albion, ME, the son of a...
*The birth of Maria W. Stewart in 1803 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black abolitionist, feminist, author and educator.
*Prudence Crandall was born on this date in 1803. She was a White American abolitionist.
From Rhode Island, after being educated at a...
On this date in 1804, Haiti emerged as the first independent Black-led republic in the modern world.
The Haitian Revolution was one of...
On this date in 1804, “Black Laws” were enacted in the state of Ohio. The Congress of the Buckeye state became the first legislative body in the...
*The birth of Allen Light in 1805 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black sea mariner.
Born in Philadelphia he arrived in Santa...
William Whipper, a Black businessman and abolitionist was born on this date in 1804.
Born in Lancaster, PA, he later lived in Columbia, SC...
Alexis de Tocqueville was born this date in 1805. He was a White French journalist and abolitionist writer.
He was born in Paris to...
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