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Daily Black History Facts for April 20th
1866: Fisk University, now a historically
Black College based in Nashville, TN,
opened for students. It started 6 months
after the Civil War where leaders of
the northern American Missionary
Association (AMA): John Ogden,
Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, field
secretary; and Reverend Edward Parmelee
Smith founded school (then known as the
Fisk Free Colored School) for education
1853: Harriet Tubman started the
Underground Railroad, which was a
network of secret routes & safe houses
used by 19th-century slaves in the United
States to escape to free states and Canada
with the aid of abolitionists and allies who
were sympathetic to their cause.
2012: Book & film documenting the life
of Vertus Hardiman that was written and
produced by Wilbert Smith and directed
by Brett Leonard is published. Hardiman
was a victim of a US government humanradiation experiment at the age of 5 that
left him with a painful skull deformity
that forced him to cover his head for 80
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