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1986 a stamp of Sojourner Truth was issued by the U.S. Postal Service. ¬†Sojourner Truth, a black abolitionist and women’s rights activist, was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, in 1797. ¬†She died in Battle Creek, Michigan, on November 26, 1883.           1996: J.C. Watts becomes the first […]

The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the United Stats constitution are collective known as the “slave amendments”. Ratified after the end of the Civil War they (sort of) ensured former slaves citizenship and the right to vote, as well as legal barriers to the return to slavery. In practice, of course, it would be […]

  1914: Ernest E Just ~ (biologist) receives the Spingarn Medal for pioneering research on fertilization and cell division.             2009: Eric Holder ~ becomes the first black person to be confirmed as United States Attorney General