ON this date in 1991, Korean store owner shoots and kills teenager Latasha Harlins in the back of the head. Despite widespread protests, the store owner is only convicted of 10 years of probation. Her store was firebombed weeks later.
On this date in 1984, W Wilson Goode becomes the 1st African American mayor of Philadelphia
ON this date in 1823, Mary Ann Shadd, publisher of Canada’s first antislavery newspaper, The Provincial Freeman and the first woman in North American to publish and edit a newspaper, was born
On this date in 1806, Mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74) dies, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.