On This Day In Black History
February 12, 2015No Comments
February 12, 1793; Congress passed the first Fugitive Slave Law to implement the provisions in the Constitution. It stated that to reclaim an escaped slave a master needed only to go before a magistrate and provide oral or written proof of ownership.
- 1962; Bus boycott started in Macon, Georgia
- 1909; Founded in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights organization
- 1956; In 1956, the first black late-night talk show host in history, Arsenio hall was born
- 1882; Black rights activist Henry Highland Garnet dies, soon after being appointed the U.S. ambassador to Liberia.