- Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895.
- Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 !
- Today in Afro History ! 2 years after The Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston Texas are finally informed of their freedom in 1865 . Celebrated as “Juneteenth” !
- Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas escapes slavery disguised as a sailor in 1838 !
- Today in Afro History ! Ashmun Institue becomes the first chartered Afro-American college in 1854, now named Lincoln University !
- Today in Afro History ! Iowa State University’s first Afro American football player, Jack Trice suffered fatal injuries during a game in 1923. He died two days later.
Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act). was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Marc Alexander