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.
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
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 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.