Today's Articles

People, Locations, Episodes

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 […]

learn more
Mon, 01.17.2022

The Black Hebrew Israelites, a story

*The Black Hebrew Israelites were affirmed on this date in 1886. Also called Hebrew Israelites, Black Hebrews, Black Israelites, and African Hebrew Israelites are groups of African Americans who believe that they are the descendants of the ancient Israelites. Black Hebrew Israelites are not associated with the mainstream Jewish community, and they do not meet the standards […]

learn more
Wed, 08.12.2020

Mabel Hampton, Dancer, and 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 […]

learn more
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 […]

learn more
Sun, 04.29.1500

Abolitionism in South America, a 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 […]

learn more
Sun, 08.01.1520

Bayano, Central American Abolitionist born

*The birth of Bayano is celebrated on this date in c 1520. Also known as Ballano or Vaino, he was an African revolutionary. Captured from the Yoruba community in West Africa, it has been debated that his name means idol. Different tales tell of their revolt in 1552, beginning either on the ship or after landing in Panama’s […]

learn more
Sat, 05.05.1545

El Yanga, African Abolitionist born

The birth of El Yanga in circa 1545 is celebrated on this date. He was an African abolitionist and a leader of a slave rebellion in Mexico during the early period of Spanish colonial rule.

Gaspar Yanga, often called Yanga, El Yanga, or Nyanga, was said to be a member of the royal family of Gabon, Africa, before being kidnapped and placed in the Middle Passage to the new world. Yanga came to be the head of a group of slaves who were revolting near Vera Cruz, Mexico, around 1570. Escaping to the highland terrain, he and his people built a small, free colony.

learn more
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 […]

learn more
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.

learn more
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.

learn more
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 […]

learn more
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 […]

learn more
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 […]

learn more
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 […]

learn more
Thu, 11.10.1735

Granville Sharpe, British Abolitionist born

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

learn more
Next Page

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The first thing you do is to forget that i’m Black.Second, you must never forget that i’m Black. You should be able to dig Aretha,but don’t play her every... FOR THE WHITE PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW HOW TO BE MY FRIEND by Pat Parker
Read More