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Black History Fact for May 15th
1791: Mulattoes freed by Civil Rights in the French colonies.
“The debate on mulatto and free black rights resumes in heated discussions in
DAILY BLACK HISTORY FACTS from the Chronicle FOR MAY 13TH
1862: Act passed forbidding military commanders to return fugitive slaves to their masters.…
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Daily Black History Facts Today May 12th
2004: John Whitehead was murdered while
fixing his car on the street outside his…
DAILY BLACK HISTORY FACTS FOR MAY 11TH
1981: Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, Bob Marley died. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer…
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1862: Slaves freed in Georgia, South Carolina
1800: John Brown, abolitionist martyr, is
born. He was an white American revolutionary
abolitionist, who in the 1850s advocated and
practiced armed insurrection as a means to
abolish slavery in the United States. He led the
Pottawatomie Massacre, during which five
men were killed, in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas,
and made his name in the unsuccessful…
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1970:_ The Black Panther “Chicago 7” indictment was dropped. The
Chicago Seven (originally Chicago Eight, also Conspiracy Eight/
Conspiracy Seven) were seven defendants—Abbie Hoffman, Jerry
Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines,
and Lee Weiner—charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other
charges related to protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois on the
occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Bobby Seale,…
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1963: Birmingham Demonstration.
“Despite energetic organization on the local
level, Birmingham, AL remained a largely
segregated city in the spring of 1963 when
Martin Luther King Jr. & his colleagues
at the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC) launched Project C (for
confrontation), an ambitious program that wedded economic pressure and large
scale direct action protest to undermine the city’s rigid system of segregation.
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Daily Black History Facts for May 6th
1787: African Masonic Lodge begun. Prince Hall, a
Revolutionary War veteran,…
1893: Cowboy & rodeo performer, William “Bill” Pickett, earned the title
as the inventor of “Bulldogging”, which was the skill of grabbing cattle by
the horns and wrestling them to the ground.
It was known among cattlemen that, with the help of a trained bulldog,
a stray steer could be caught. Bill Pickett had seen this happen on many
occasions. He also thought that if a bulldog could do this feat, so could he.
Pickett practiced his stunt by riding hard and…
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Daily Black History Facts for May 3rd
1967: 26 armed Black Panthers entered Sacramento state capitol
while legislature was in session. On May 2, 1967, the California
State Assembly Committee on Criminal Procedure was…
Daily Black History Facts for May 2nd
1844: Elijah J. McCoy, an inventor
nicknamed “The Real McCoy” known…
1998: Eldridge Cleaver, former leader of
the Black Panther Party & author of “Soul
On Ice”, dies.
A convicted criminal, Cleaver went on to
become a prominent member of the Black
Panthers, having the titles Minister of
Information, and Head of the International
Section of the Panthers while in exile in
Cuba and Algeria. As editor of the official
Panther’s newspaper, Cleaver’s influence on
the direction of the Party was rivaled only
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Daily Black History Facts for April 30th
1865: Freedmen’s Bureau (also called The Bureau of Refugees,
Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands) was established. It was a U.S. federal…
1992: The Los Angeles Riots erupted in Los Angeles and other
cities after the not-guilty verdict from the Rodney King Trial where
3 whites & 1 Latino cop were acquitted in King’s brutal beating that
was captured on camera.
1845: Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris Jr, first Black-Americans
to practice law & attain a license, open practice.
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1886: Gertrude Pridgett “Ma” Rainey was born in Columbus,
GA. She was one of the earliest known American professional
blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers
to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues.
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1941: Fair Employment Practices Comm.
1999: Roger Troutman of the Funk group Zapp
2002: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC dies from car
accident in Honduras.
2014: Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling was exposed
via conversation with mistress, V. Stiviano recorded
on September 2013, He address his disdain…
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