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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.
September 2

James Forten, Sr., abolitionist, entrepreneur, and inventor of a sail-handling device, was born in Philadelphia, PA, on this date in 1766. Forten was the first Black to receive a patent.

Joseph Woodrow Hatchett became the first Black State Supreme Court Justice in the South since Reconstruction when he was sworn in on this date in 1975. Hatchett was later chosen by President Carter for a seat on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1979.

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