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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.
March 5

Crispus Attucks was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre on this date in 1770. Attucks and over 5,000 other Blacks fought in the American Revolution.

Blanche Kelso Bruce (Mississippi) was sworn into the U.S. Senate on this date in 1875. Bruce was the first Black to serve a full six-year Senate term.

The American Negro Academy was founded on this date in 1897. Founded by Alexander Crummel, the organization's purpose was to promote higher education through literature, science, and the arts.

Leontine Turpeau Kelly, the first Black woman Bishop in the United Methodist Church, was born in Washington, DC, on this date in 1920.

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, civil rights leader, and founder of both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women, was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp on this date in 1985.

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