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Our Kujitahidi Archive  --  June
16th  1804 - General Dessalines of Haiti born.
         1822 - Denmark Vesey's rebellion
         1976 - Soweto uprising
        
17th  1871 - Poet, songwriter and publisher, James Weldon Johnson, is born
                    (d.1938).  
19th   JUNETEENTH(celebrated since 1862 as African-American freedom day.
20th  1858 - Charles Chestnut, author, is born(d1932).
         1920 - Eduardo Mondiane, Mozambican freedom fighter is born(d.1973).
       
21st  1859 - Henry Ossawa Tanner, painter, is born(d.1937) 
         1943 - The second Harlem Riots.
22nd 1910 - Famed Dancer and Choreographer, Katherine Dunham, is born.
         1983 - Shannon Dawn Phillips, is born.
23rd 1888 - Former slave and abolitionist, Frederick Douglas, is nominated for
                    the Presidency of the United States.
        1940 - Wilma Rudolph, once named the fastest woman runner in the world,
                    is born(d.1974).
24th 1897 - Memphis Minnie Mckay, blues singer/guitarist, is born(d.1973) 
25th 1876 - Battle of the :Little Big Horn (Custer's Last Stand).
        1948 - Joe Louis wins the Heavyweight Crown.
        1975 - Mozambique gains independence.
26th 1893 - Blues singer Big Bill Broonzy is born(d.1958).
        1919 - Marcus Garvey founds the Black Star Line.
27th 1872 - Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Poet, is born(d.1901)
        1991 - Supreme Court Judge, Thurgood Marshall, resigns.
29th 1886 - Award winning African-American photographer, James Van Der 
                    Zee, is born in Lenox, MA.
30th 1917 - Singer, Actor, Acitivist, Lena Horne, is born.
        1941 - Kwame Toure, nee Stokely Carmichael, is born.
        
         

1st    1807 - Slavery was abolished in the U.S. Territories.
         1862 - Slavery was abolished in the U.S. Possessions.
2nd   1863 - Combahee River Raid, led by Harriet Tubman, frees over 700 
                    slaves.
         1924 - Congress naturalizes Native Americans; granting them 
                     independence.
   
3rd   1968 -  Poor Peoples campaign begins
        1904  - Doctor, Scientist Charles Richard Drew is born(d.1850).
        1906  - Innovative entertainer, Josephine Baker is born(d.1975)
        1942  - Curtiss Mayfield is born.
        1952  - Singer Denice Williams is born.
6th   1790 - duSable establishes trading post at what becomes Chicago
        1831 - The  1st annual "Convention of People of Color" in Philadelphia, PA.
        1902 - Bandleader, Jimmy Lunceford is born(d.1947)
        1966 - The 1st "Black Power" conference.
       
7th   1917 - Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, is born.
        1947 - Poet Nikki Giovanni, is born.
8th   1789 - The Bill of Roghts for the U.S. Constitution is proposed.
        1886 - The 1st Civil Rights Act is passed.
9th   1877 - Sculptor, Meta Warwick Fuller, is born.
10th 1794 - Richard Allen founds the 1st African Methodist Episcopal church in
                    Philadelphia, PA.
        1898 - Hattie McDaniel, the 1st African-American Oscar winner, is born.
                   (d.1952).
11th 1911 - Marcus Garvey establishes the United Negro Improvement 
                    Association.
        1920 - Pianist, Hazel Scott, is born.
12th 1964 - Rivoria 8 convicted to life in South Africa (including Mandela)
        1986 - Soweto state of emergency declared.
13th 1963 - Medger Evers is assassinated.   
        1966 - Supreme Court issues Miranda decision.
        1967 - Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
        
14th 1864 - Congress grants Black union troops equal pay with whites.
15th 1923 - Jazz pianist, composer and band leader, Errol Garner, is born.
        1943 - Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is established.
        1950 - A General Strike is called in South Africa.

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