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On This Day in Black History: March 5
Crispus Attucks died at the Boston Massacre.
Blanche Kelso Bruce was sworn in as a U.S. senator, and became the first black person to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate.
Queen Victoria finally met abolitionist Josiah Henson, the main inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin and "a man she had known of and wanted to meet for many years."
The American Negro Academy (ANA) was founded in Washington, D.C. by Rev. Alexander Crummell.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities.
Robert Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) forms a coalition government with Joshua Nkomo of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), with Mugabe as the president.

Today's Featured Page
Nana Prempeh I
Nana Prempeh reunited the Asante nation, but this period coincided with the Scramble for Africa and the British viewed African unity as an impediment to their colonial expansion. Additionally, they wanted to colonize the Gold Coast before the French in the Ivory Coast did. More...

Previously Featured Pages
Mary Seacole
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, a quarter-century before the abolition of slavery to a free black woman and a Scottish army officer, Mary Seacole (née Grant) went on to become famous for her outstanding humanitarian work in the Crimean War. More...

Born in 1786, Moshoeshoe emerged as a militarist and diplomat, forging a nation out of the chaos created by Shaka's military campaigns. Considered one of Africa's greatest statesmen, Moshoeshoe merged the displaced with his own people into a unitary state with defined borders and one language. More...

Dr. Mark Dean
When you think PC (personal computer), Mark Dean does not readily come to mind. Mark who?, you may ask. More...

"Queen Mother" Moore
Queen Mother Moore was born Audley Moore in New Iberia, Louisiana, and acquired the appellation Queen Mother on her first trip to Ghana, where she attended the funeral of Kwame Nkrumah in 1972. She was in the forefront of the struggle for 77 years. More...

Dr. Mae Jemison
Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut to participate in a NASA shuttle mission. More...

Marie-Joseph Angélique
Marie-Joseph Angélique was a slave owned by François Poulin of Montreal in the early 1730s. Being in her sexual prime, she was expected to breed with male slaves as well as provide sexual services to her master. Angélique had other plans. More...

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