1. In 1760, 250 Years ago Today, Jupiter Hammon published Salvation by Christ with Penetenial Cries.
2. In 1837, 173 Years ago Today, Charles Lenox Remond began his career as an antislavery agent. Remond was one of the first Blacks employed as a lecturer by the antislavery movement.
3. In 1837, 173 Years ago Today, Mirror of Liberty, Pioneer Black magazine, published in New York City by abolitionist David Ruggles.
4. In 1837, 173 Years ago Today, Seminole Indian force defeated by American troops at Battle of Okeechobee. Black chief John Horse shared command with Alligator Sam Jones and Wild Cat.
5. In 1837, 173 Years ago Today, The Cheyney State Training School was established in Pennsylvania.
6. In 1865, 145 Years ago Today, Atlanta University, is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College it is now Clark Atlanta University.
7. In 1865, 145 Years ago Today, Reports from all over the South said freedmen had abandoned plantations in expectation of a general distribution of land. General Rufus Saxton, Freedmen’s Bureau commander in South Carolina, said “the impression is universal among the freedmen that they are to have the abandoned and confiscated lands, in homesteads of…
8. In 1865, 145 Years ago Today, Shaw University, a private liberal arts institution and is also a historically black university specializing in social research and the liberal arts, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
9. In 1865, 145 Years ago Today, Virginia Union University, a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia. It was formed in 1899 by the merger of two older schools, Richmond Theological Institute and Wayland Seminary, each founded after the end of American Civil War by the American Baptist Home Mission Society.
10. In 1875, 135 Years ago Today, Charles Caldwell was the first Black in the state of Mississippi to be accused of the murder of a white man and found “not guilty” by an all-white jury. He was later elected to the state senate and on this day was assassinated in Clinton, Mississippi.
11. In 1951, 59 Years ago Today, On Christmas evening Mr. & Mrs. Harry T. Moore were murdered as they slept when a bomb went off under their bedroom in Mims, Florida. Harry, actively supported by Harriette, was a revered and courageous teacher and civil rights worker. No one has ever been convicted of the crimes.
12. In 1951, 59 Years ago Today, Spingarn Medal presented to Mabel K. Staupers for her leadership in the field of nursing.
13. In 1956, 54 Years ago Today, Home of Rev. F.L. Shuttlesworth, Birmingham protest leader, destroyed by dynamite bomb.
14. In 1965, 45 Years ago Today, Congress of Racial Equality announced that its national director, James Farmer, would resign on March 1.
15. In 1965, 45 Years ago Today, Seaway National Bank of Chicago established.
16. In 1971, 39 Years ago Today, Operation PUSH organized by Rev Jesse Jackson.