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Fri, 22.01.2021

The ‘Twenty Negro Law’ enacted

*The “Twenty Negro Law” was enacted on this date in 1862.  Also known as the “Twenty Slave Law” and the “Twenty Nigger Law” it was legislation enacted by the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War. The law specifically exempted from Confederate military service one white man for every twenty slaves owned on a Confederate […]

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Thu, 21.01.2021

Black Seminole Scouts awarded Congressional Medal of Honor

*On this date in 1875, three Black Seminoles received the Congressional Medal of Honor.   America’s highest military decoration was given to Isaac Payne, John Ward, and Pompey Factor for their actions during the Indian Wars. All three Black Seminoles were known as Seminole Negro Indian Scouts. Payne served as a trumpeter, Factor was a private, […]

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Fri, 15.01.2021

Sherian Cardonia, General born

*On this date in 1943, Sherian Grace Cadoria was born.  She is a retired Black Brigadier General military officer.  Born in Marksville, Louisiana.  She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women’s Army Corps, […]

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Fri, 15.01.2021

Robert G. Clark Jr. born

*Robert Clark was born on this date in 1928. He is a retired Black politician and American Civil Rights activist.  Robert G. Clark, Jr. was born in Mississippi and he received his undergraduate degree from Jackson State University and a master’s degree in Administration and Educational Services from Michigan State University.  Clark was elected to […]

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Fri, 15.01.2021

Corvine Patterson Local Politician born

*Corrvine Patterson was born on this date in 1848.  He was a Black businessman and politician. He was born a slave at Roanoak, in Howard Co., Missouri.  At the age of fifteen took leave of his master, going to Glasgow, where he enlisted in the 65th regiment of U. S. Colored Volunteers. He was mustered […]

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Mon, 11.01.2021

Theodore Lumpkin born

*Theodore Lumpkin was born on this date in 1919.  He was a Black mathematician, social worker and military officer.  Theodore “Ted” Lumpkin Jr. was born in Los Angeles and was educated at Jefferson High School. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1938 to 1940, graduating with an associate degree in mathematics and continued his studies […]

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Sun, 10.01.2021

Dominica gains Independence

*On this date in 1978, Dominica gained Independence from Britain.  Dominica officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Caribbean. The island was settled by the Arawak indigenous people arriving from South America in the 5th century. The Kalinago displaced the Arawak by the 15th century.  It was later colonized by Europeans, […]

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Sat, 09.01.2021

Naturalization Act of 1790 passed

*On this date in 1790, the Naturalization Act of 1790 was passed.  This law of the United States Congress set the first uniform rules for the granting of United States citizenship by naturalization. The law limited naturalization to “free white person[s] … of good character”.  It excluded Native Americans, indentured servants, Black slaves, free Blacks […]

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Sun, 20.12.2020

Voter Suppression in America, an article

*On this date in 1870 Voter Suppression in the United States is addressed. Voter Suppression concerns various legal and illegal efforts to prevent eligible voters from exercising their right to vote. Where found, such voter suppression efforts vary by state, local government, precinct, and election. Separately, there have also been various efforts to enfranchise and […]

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Sun, 20.12.2020

The Florida Central Voter File formed

*The Florida Central Voter File is affirmed on this date in 1998.  This was a private internal list of legally eligible voters used by the US Florida Department of State Division of Elections to monitor the official voter lists maintained by the 67 county governments in the State of Florida between 1998 and January 1, […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

i can tell you about them i have shaken rivers out of my eyes i have waded eyelash deep have crossed rivers have shaken the water weed out of... HOW I GOT OVAH by Carolyn Rodgers.
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