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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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Sat, 04.03.2021

Lee Roy Young, Sherrif born

*The birth of Lee Roy Young is celebrated on this date in 1947.  He was a Black law enforcement officer, Texas Ranger.   Lee Roy Young was born in Del Rio, TX.  After graduating from high school, he served four years in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970.  After he was discharged from […]

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Sat, 10.31.2020

Jean-Bertrand Aristide born

*Jean-Bertrand Aristide was born on this date in 1953.  He is a former Black priest and politician.  Jean-Bertrand Aristide was born into poverty in Port-Salut, Sud, Haiti.  His father died three months after he was born, and he later moved to Port-au-Prince with his mother. At age five, Aristide started school with priests of the Salesian […]

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Sun, 05.16.1210

Sundiata Keita, King of the Mali Empire

This date celebrates the birth of an African King Sundiata Keita, also known as Mari Diata, in approximately 1210.

Keita was the founder and ruler of the Mali Empire in West Africa. Keita was the son of Nare Maghan, the ruler of Kangaba, a small state located on an offshoot of the upper Niger River. Sundiata left Kangaba, but the reason is unknown: he may have gone into voluntary exile to avoid a jealous half brother, or he may have been exiled by Sumanguru Kante, king of the Soso, who killed Keita’s father and took over his kingdom.

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Fri, 06.06.1310

Queen Philippa of Hainaut born

*Philippa of Hainault was born on this date in 1310.  She was the first Black Queen of England. Philippa was of Black Moorish ancestry, born in Valenciennes in the County of Hainaut in the Low Countries of northern France.  Her parents were William I, Count of Hainaut, and Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut, granddaughter of Philip […]

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Sun, 08.31.1451

Christopher Columbus, Explorer born

*The birth of Christopher Columbus is estimated to be on this date in 1451.  He was a white-Italian explorer, navigator and slave trader of African and indigenous people.  He was from the territory of the Republic of Genoa (now part of modern Italy).  His father was Domenico Colombo, a wool weaver who worked both in […]

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Sun, 05.29.1487

Juan Garrido, Black Explorer born

*The birth of Juan Garrido in 1487 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black African Spanish conquistador.

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Sun, 09.04.1487

The Zulu Community, a brief story

*This date celebrates the Zulu nation. The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with a population of approximately 8 million.

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Wed, 06.22.1510

Alessandro de Medici born

The birth of Alessandro de Medici in 1510 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Italian ruler during the 16th century.

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Sun, 02.10.1630

Gamga Zumba born

*The birth of Ganga Zumba is celebrated on this date in c 1630.  He was the first leader of the vast escaped Afro Brazilian slave settlement of Quilombo dos Palmares, or Angola Janga, in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil.  Ganga Zumba is said to have been the son of princess Aqualtune, daughter of an […]

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Sat, 09.20.1664

Anti-Amalgamation Law passed

*On this date in 1664, Maryland passed the first Anti amalgamation law. This law was intended to prevent marriages between Black men and English women.

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Sun, 10.02.1672

The Castillo de San Marcos, a brief story

*The Castillo de San Marcos began construction on this date in 1672.  Built with Black African slave and Native American labor, it is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States.  Still standing, it is located on the western shore of Matanzas Bay in the city of St. Augustine, Florida.  The city of St. Augustine was founded for the Spanish Crown in 1565 on the site […]

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Wed, 02.18.1688

Abolitionist in the United States of America, a brief 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, 06.24.1692

Kingston, Jamaica founded

Kingston Jamaica was founded on this date in 1692. It is the capital and chief port of Jamaica, an island nation in the West Indies. Kingston lies on the southeast coast of Jamaica, at the northern end of a nearly landlocked harbor.

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Thu, 01.03.1697

From Slave to General, Abram Hannibal

On this date we celebrate the birth of Abram Hannibal in 1697. He was an African slave who became a successfull general and military engineer in Russia.

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