November 21, 2017              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

November 21

Richard Johnson, a free black carpenter, was given a grant of 100 acres of land in Northampton County, VA, for importing two people under the headright system on this date in 1654.

French General Lafayette honored James Armistead, on this date in 1784, for his actions in the Revolutionary War. Armistead was a spy who participated in the operation that surrounded British Army leader, Lord Cornwallis, and led to the British surrender.

Protests against apartheid and the Reagan administration began nationwide on this date in 1984. Many highly regarded blacks participated. Randall Robinson, Walter Fountroy, and Mary Frances Berry were arrested at a sit-in at the South African Embassy.

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