Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today In Black History


1843*
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.


1854*

John C. Fremont issued proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels. Lincoln revoked the proclamation.


1881*
Campbell, W. S. Self-setting animal trap Aug. 30, 1881 Patent No. 246,369


1901*

Second Executive Director of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins was born on this day.


1931*

Carrie Saxton Perry was born this day in Hartford, Connecticut. Perry was elected mayor of Hartford Connecticut in 1987.


1966*

Constance Baker Motley confirmed as U.S. district judge and became the first Black woman on the federal bench.


1966*
Race riot, Benton Harbor, Michigan. National Guard mobilized.


1969*
National Guard mobilized to put down racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


1983*

Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford Jr. The first Black US astronaut enters space, 1983










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