Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.


1. In 1887, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Relay Instrument

2. In 1892, G. T. Sampson received Patent for Clothes drier

3. In 1892, Homer Plessy refused to give up his first class seat which began the infamous case Plessy vs. Ferguson.

4. In 1898, A. L. Ross Received Patent for Bag Closure

5. In 1898, J. A. Sweeting Received Patent for Combined knife & scoop

6. In 1953, Mary Church Terrell wins struggle ending segregation in DC Restaurants.

7. In 1966, The voter registration march from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi is continued by Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights groups and will register almost 4,000 African Americans. The march had been interrupted the previous day by the shooting of James Meredith, by a white thug.

8. In 1987, Lloyd Richards wins a Tony as best director for the August Wilson play Fences. The play also wins Tonys for best play, best performance by an actor, and best performance by a featured actress

9. In 1998, James Byrd Jr. was chained to the back of a pickup truck by three white thugs with ties to an American Terrorist organization called the Ku Klux Klan and dragged to his death. His head, neck, and right arm were found about a mile from his mangled torso. A wrench with the name of one of the perpetrators  on it was found near the body. Byrd had been dragged about two miles on a narrow, winding asphalt road. 

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