Blacks participated in a national political convention for the first time at Liberty party convention in Buffalo. Samuel R. Ward led the convention in prayer; Henry Highland Garnet was a member of the nominating committee; and Charles R. Ray was one of the convention secretaries.
John C. Fremont issued proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels. Lincoln revoked the proclamation.
Campbell, W. S. Self-setting animal trap Aug. 30, 1881 Patent No. 246,369
Second Executive Director of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins was born on this day.
Carrie Saxton Perry was born this day in Hartford, Connecticut. Perry was elected mayor of Hartford Connecticut in 1987.
Constance Baker Motley confirmed as U.S. district judge and became the first Black woman on the federal bench.
Race riot, Benton Harbor, Michigan. National Guard mobilized.
National Guard mobilized to put down racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford Jr. The first Black US astronaut enters space, 1983