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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.
November 22

The Mississippi legislature began enacting the "Black Codes" to restrict the movement and freedom of freedmen on this date in 1865.

Oscar James Dunn, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, died unexpectedly while trying to gain control of the state government on this date in 1871. It is believed by many that Dunn fell victim to poisoning. He was succeeded by P. B. S. Pinchback.

Timothy Thomas Fortune began the New York Freeman on this date in 1884. This publication later became the New York Age.

Christopher J. Perry founded the Philadelphia Tribune on this date in 1884.

Elijah Muhammad founded the Nation of Islam in Detroit, MI, on this date in 1930.

Colonel Fredrick Drew Gregory, the nephew of Dr. Charles Drew, became the first Black astronaut to command the Space Shuttle (Discovery) on this date in 1989.

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