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"On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events"

This free, daily Black History facts website contains over 2,000 entries delivering Black History every day of the year searchable by date or keyword. The calendar features many major Black achievements and important dates in Black History including ideas, inventions, and leadership by Black people that have helped propel America to prominence and helped mankind world-wide.
December 20

South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union on this date in 1860. This act began the formation of the Confederate States of America that ultimately led to the Civil War.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott ended on this date in 1956. The Alabama Bus Company lost some $750,000 during the year-long boycott.

Michael Griffith, a 23-year-old Black man, was killed while fleeing a white mob in Howard Beach, NYC, on this date in 1986.

Max Robinson, the first Black news anchorman on American network television, died in Washington, DC, on this date in 1988.

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