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Tulsa Race Massacre: A White Mob Destroyed America’s Wealthiest Black Neighborhood On This Day In 1921
Tulsa race massacre of 1921, also called Tulsa race riot of 1921, is one of the most severe incidents of racial violence in United State's history.
On This Day: Rhode Island Enacted Its 1st Law Declaring Slavery Illegal
Slavery in the United States wasn’t abolished at the federal level until after the Civil War, but on this day in history, May 18, 1652, the first anti-slavery statute in the U.S. colonies was passed in what’s now the state of Rhode Island.
Slavery Abolition Act 1833: Slavery Was Abolished Throughout The British Empire On This Day
The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal
Scramble for Africa — The Berlin Conference To Divide Africa Ended On This Day In 1885
Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 was a Meeting at which the major European powers negotiated and claimed territories in Africa; The conference lasted 104 days, and ended on this day (26th) in February, 1885.
Albert John Luthuli – Africa’s First Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Died On This Day After Being Struck By A Train
Albert John Luthuli was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent struggle against racial discrimination. Chief...
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Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.