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Tue, 06.13.1600 story

The Banjo’s African, and African American Heritage, a story

*The Banjo’s African American Heritage is celebrated on this dates Registry. Since Caribbean Blacks created the banjo in the 17th century and carried it to North America in the 18th century, the banjo has been part of African American heritage. An African New World combination of European and African elements, early banjos resembled plucked full spike folk lutes like the akonting of Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau and the bunchundo of Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

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Thu, 07.04.1776 story

The American Declaration of Independence is Adopted

On this date in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This document affected Blacks in two significant ways distinct from other U.S. citizens:

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Sat, 07.22.1967 story

The First Black Power Conference of Newark is Held

On this date we mark the assembly in Newark of the first Black Power Conference. In the tradition of the antebellum African American convention movement and the early Pan-African congresses, the National Conference on Black Power was a gathering of more than 1,000 delegates representing 286 organizations and institutions from 126 cities in 26 states, Bermuda, and Nigeria.

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Thu, 09.03.1846 story

The American Missionary Association is Founded

*On this date in 1846 the American Missionary Association (AMA) was founded. The AMA trained and educated slaves, it was the first such organization to teach southern slaves in a creditable and organized manner.

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Mon, 10.23.1600 story

Black History, and American Art, a story

On this date, the Registry examines African American art—-painting, carving, graphic arts, and crafts created by people of African descent in the United States and influenced by African and African American culture.

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Thu, 11.01.1500 story

African Americans and Native Americans Share a Rich History Together

*From the beginning of U. S. history, American Native populations and Africans had a historical relationship of both cooperation and confrontation.

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Tue, 11.20.1866 story

Howard University is Founded

On this date in 1866, Howard University, one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)’s in America, was founded.

General Oliver O. Howard established Howard Theological Seminary in an abandoned dance hall, today called Howard University. From its outset, it was nonsectarian and open to people of both sexes and all races..

With a campus covering 89 acres in northwest Washington D.C., more than 11,000 students, including 7,000 undergraduates, are currently enrolled there and 88 per cent are African American.

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Wed, 06.15.1864 story

American Congress Legislates Equal Pay to Black Soldiers

*On this date in 1864, Congress passed the enrollment Act that authorized equal pay for Black soldiers.

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Sun, 10.26.1919 story

Edward Brooke, Politician, and Author born

On this date in 1919, Edward Brooke, an African American politician and author, was born in Washington, D.C.

His father, Edward W. Brooke Jr., was a lawyer with the Veterans Administration. His mother was the former Helen Seldon. The Brookes were comfortably middle class. Brooke graduated from Howard University in 1941. During World War II, he served in the Army infantry. He rose to the rank of captain, saw combat in Italy, and was awarded a Bronze Star. While in Italy, he met Remigia Ferrari-Scacco. They married in 1947.

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Mon, 11.05.1917 story

Buchanan v. Warley is Ruled

On this date in 1917, the U.S. Supreme Court conceded that states cannot restrict and officially segregate African Americans in residential districts.

The decisions (Buchanan v Warley) struck down a (then) Louisville, Ky., ordinance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas.

Historic U.S. Cases 1690-1993:
An Encyclopedia New York
Copyright 1992 Garland Publishing, New York
ISBN 0-8240-4430-4

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