Heritage Highlights – Week of January 6, 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019! As we celebrate and look forward to the coming year here are some history making events that happened this week.  We will post some more through out this year.  Thanks for visiting.

1/6/1773 – Massachusetts slaves petition for freedom.

1/7/1923 – Roland Hayes acclaimed after Boston recital.

1/8/1811 – Slave revolt in New Orleans.

1/9/1866 – Fisk University founded, Nashville, TN

1/10/1866 – Georgia Equal Rights Association organized.

1/11/1770 – 462,000 slaves in the 13 colonies.

1/12/1952 – University of Tennessee admitted first Negro student.



Source: America’s Black Heritage Calendar