1. In 1839, 171 Years ago Today, 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
2. In 1934, 76 Years ago Today, William Levi Dawson’s Symphony No. 1, Negro Folk Symphony, was the firsty symphony on black folk themes by a black composer to be performed by a major orchestra.
3. In 1950, 60 Years ago Today, Lydia Holmes of St. Augustine, Florida patents wood toys, Patent No. 2,529,692. plans for several easily assembled wooden pull toys including a bird, a truck and dog.
4. In 1960, 50 Years ago Today, U.S. marshals and parents escorted four Black girls to two New Orleans schools.