Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tue, 1805-12-10

    William Lloyd Garrison was born this date in 1805. He was a White American abolitionist and newspaper publisher.

    The son of a seaman from...

  • Thu, 1846-12-10

    On this date in 1846, Norbert Rillieux, a Black inventor and engineer, patented his revolutionary improvement in the cultivation and processing...

  • Sun, 1854-12-10

    Edwin C. Berry, a Black businessman, was born on this date in 1854 in Athens, Ohio.

    Berry was often called the "Black Horatio Algier" of...

  • Tue, 1957-12-10

    *Michael Clarke Duncan was born this date in 1957. He was an African American laborer, bodyguard and Academy Award nominated actor.

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  • Thu, 1964-12-10

    On this date in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize.

    Dr. King, who was 35, was the youngest man, the...

  • Wed, 2003-12-10

    On this date in 2003, A Florida appeals court threw out a African American boy's conviction for beating a 6-year-old playmate to death.

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  • Wed, 2003-12-10

    On this date in 2003, the Liberian conflict continued. In Monrovia, peace keepers confronted gunmen on a rampage of burning, shooting and looting...