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Haiti Revolution Succeeded

The only successful revolt against enslavement, in recorded history, succeeded and inaugurated the nation of Haiti. The Haitian Revolution took more than 12 years and the self-liberated defeated 3 colonial armies (2 French and 1 British). (22 August 1791-January 1, 1804)

Emancipation Proclamation Went Into Effect

Washington, D. C. - While this executive order did not end slavery, it removed legal protection for slavery under law. It did not make slavery a crime.

Rosewoood Massacre

Rosewood, Florida - A large white mob, consisting of residents from nearby towns, massacred black people of Rosewood, Florida and destroyed the town. It started the first week of January 1923, after a white woman alleged a black drifter assaulted her, in nearby Sumner, Florida.

Whites, from other towns, used this as an excuse to converge on Rosewood, Florida where the white mobs murdered black people living there and destroyed the town. The final violence ended on January 7th, when the lsat white mob burned what was left of Rosewood to the ground.

John Henrik Clarke Born

Union Springs, Alabama - Born to a sharecropper and washer woman, he pioneered the fields of black nationalism and Africana studies, in the United States. Sometimes called "The Master Teacher" for an expanded understanding of the history and experiences of black people that rejected anti-black racist propaganda.

Noble Drew Ali Born

North Carolina - Noble Drew Ali had the birthname Timothy Drew. He founded the Moorish Science Temple of America. In 1913 he founded the Canaanite Temple in Newark, New Jersey, before relocating to Chicago, where he converted thousands. He died in 1929.

1811 German Coast Uprising

Louisiana - Charles Deslondes was the leader of the largest revolt against slavery, in the United States. It began on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, in Louisiana.

On the evening of 8 January 1811, at the age of thirty-one, Deslondes led a liberation movement downriver on River Road. The enslaved black victims had the ultimate goal to end the abuse of black people, as property, in New Orleans.

Khalid Abdul Muhammad Born

Houston, Texas - The man who became Khalid Muhammad was born as Harold Moore Jr. He was a prominent member of the Nation of Islam and later as the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party until his death in 2001.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Born

Atlanta, Georgia - The man who became Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr.

Muhammad Ali Born

Louisville, Kentucky - Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. and was an American professional boxer, activist and member of the Nation of Islam. Many consider him one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.