Today, 11/13, In History

in 1839 - Liberty Party, first anti-slavery political party, organized at Warsaw, NY

in 1894 - A.C. Richardson patents the casket lowering device

in 1913 - Daniel Hale Williams becomes first black elected to American College of Surgeons. Was also first person to perform open heart surgery

in 1940 - Supreme Court ruled in Hansberry v. Lee that whites can't bar African Americans from white neighborhoods

To Inspire You

American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen


Toni Morrison

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