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Thu, 04.15.2021

Willie S. Glanton, Politician born

*Willie S. Glanton was born on this date in 1922. She was a Black lawyer and politician. Willie Stevenson was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Ervin S. Stevenson and Willie Ever Parker. She was a graduate of Tennessee State University and Robert Terrell Law School in Washington, D.C., she was admitted to the Iowa […]

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Wed, 08.12.2020

Mabel Hampton, Activist born

*Mabel Hampton was born on this date in 1902.  She was a Black lesbian activist, a dancer, and a philanthropist.  Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Hampton was only two months old when her mother died. She was then raised by her grandmother, who died when Hampton was seven years old.  In 1909, the seven-year-old Hampton was put on a train […]

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Fri, 06.14.1095

The Texas Association of Women’s Clubs is Formed

*The Texas Association of Women’s Clubs (TAWC) is celebrated on this date in 1905. They are an umbrella organization of African American women’s clubs in Texas. It was first organized as the Texas Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs. The purpose of the group was to allow clubs to work together to improve the social and […]

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Sun, 04.29.1500

Abolitionism in South America, a brief story

*Abolitionism in South America is celebrated on this date in 1500. The Valladolid debate (1550–1551) was the first moral debate in European history to discuss the rights and treatment of indigenous people by European colonizers. Held in the Colegio de San Gregorio, in the Spanish city of Valladolid, it was a moral and theological debate about the […]

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Sun, 07.20.1580

Benkos Biohó, Afro Colombian born

*This date affirms Columbia’s independence from Spain and slavery. This article celebrates the birth of Benkos Biohó one of the country’s greatest abolitionists. Also known as Domingo Biohó, he was born in the late 16th century into a royal African family of the Bissagos Islands off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.  He was kidnapped by the Portuguese slave […]

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Sun, 02.06.1605

The Palmares Community of Brazil, a story

*The Palmares community in 1605 is celebrated on this date. This was a Brazilian settlement of runaway and freeborn African slaves.

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Sat, 11.20.1655

Zumbi, Afro Brazilian Abolitionist born

The life of Zumbi in 1655 is celebrated on this date. He was an Afro Brazilian abolitionist and soldier.

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Wed, 02.18.1688

Abolitionist in the United States of America, a story

*On this date 1688 the Registry shares an article on Abolitionist and the formal beginning to organized group Abolitionism in America.  This was the movement that sought to end slavery in the United States and was active both before and during the American Civil War. In the Americas and Western Europe, abolitionism was a movement that sought to end the Middle […]

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Tue, 01.31.1713

Anthony Benezet, Abolitionist born

*Anthony Benezet was born on this date in 1713.  He was a white-French American abolitionist.  He was from St. Quentin, northern France, from a family of Huguenots (French Protestants).   In 1715, when Benezet was two years old, they immigrated to London, where he was educated.  In 1731, at age 17, Benezet and his family […]

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Sat, 08.04.1725

John Newton, Slave Trader, and Clergyman born

*John Newton was born on this date in 1725.  He was a white-English slave trader and Anglican clergyman.   John Newton was born in Wapping, London, the son of John Newton the Elder, a shipmaster in the Mediterranean service, and Elizabeth (née Scatliff). Elizabeth was the only daughter of Simon Scatliff, an instrument maker from […]

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Sat, 02.02.1732

Cyrus Bustill, Abolitionist born

*Cyrus Bustill was born on this date in 1732. He was a Black brewer and baker, abolitionist, and community leader. Born in Burlington, New Jersey, Cyrus Bustill was the son of white Quaker lawyer Samuel Bustill and Parthenia, an African woman who was a slave owned by Samuel. After Samuel Bustill died, his widow, sold Cyrus […]

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Thu, 11.10.1735

British Abolitionist, Granville Sharpe born

Granville Sharpe was born on this date in 1735. He was a European abolitionist and philanthropist.

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Mon, 04.30.1742

Abolitionist Elizabeth Freeman born

*Elizabeth Freeman’s birth in 1742 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black slave and abolitionist.

She was born to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months she was purchased, along with her sister, by John Ashley of Sheffield, Massachusetts, whom she served until she was nearly forty. By then she was known as “Mum Bett,” and had a young daughter known as “Little Bett.” Her husband had been killed while fighting in the Revolutionary War.

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Tue, 02.02.1745

Hannah Moore, Writer born

*Hannah More was born on this date in 1745. She was a white-English poet and abolitionist. From Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England, Moore was the most influential female member of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the African Slave Trade. She was educated at Bristol, an important slave-trading town, and began to publish her writing in […]

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Tue, 01.04.1746

Benjamin Rush, Diplomat born

*Benjamin Rush was born on this date in 1746.  He was a white-American abolitionist, physician and diplomat. His interpretation through white privilege of race has raised many ethical questions.   The fourth of John and Susanna (Hall) Rush’s seven children, he was raised and spent most of his life in Philadelphia. His mother, a Presbyterian first supervised […]

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She does not know Her beauty, She thinks her brown body Has no glory. If she could dance Naked, Under palm trees And see her image in the river She would know. But there are no palm trees On... NO IMAGES by Waring Cuney.
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