November 21, 2014              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

"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 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.

Shaw University was founded in Raleigh, NC, on this date in 1865.

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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