African American Almanac

Day-by-Day Black History


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About the Book

Congress prohibited slave trading in 1808, Lincoln University was chartered in 1854, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and in 1916 Carter G. Woodson published the first issue of Journal of Negro History—all on January 1 of their respective years. This is a day-by-day guide to African American achievements and those happenings that have affected their history, including the birth dates of many significant men and women. The people and events are drawn from all walks of life: politics and government, civil rights, sports, entertainment, journalism, court decisions, writers and others. The work is fully indexed.

About the Author(s)

Leon Thomas Ross is a lecturer on African American history living in Stockton, California.
The late Kenneth A. Mimms was a journalist living in Spokane, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Leon Thomas Ross and Kenneth A. Mimms
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 183
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2629-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2173-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Significant Events Not Associated with a Single Day, By Year      5

The Almanac

January      21

February      32

March      43

April      52

May      62

June      71

July      83

August      95

September      111

October      121

November      132

December      143

Appendix: Inventors and Their Patents      153

Bibliography      161

Index      165

Book Reviews & Awards

“especially useful”—Booklist; “should be added…to comprehensive collections in African American studies”—ARBA; “unique…thorough index”—Reference Reviews; “handy…useful”—Midwest Book Review.