1 June-Today's All facts
1994 - South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth

South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth after an absence of 33 years.

1843 - Sojourner Truth begins career as antislavery activist on this date.

Sojourner Truth leaves New York and begins career as an antislavery activist.

1835 - The 5th National Negro Convention takes on the word negro

The 5th National Negro Convention meets in Philadelphia and urged African Americans to abandon the use of terms “African” and “colored” when referringĀ to “Negro” institutions, organizations, and to themselves.


1973 - WGPR becomes the 1ST television station owned by African Americans

On this date in 1973 – WGPR is given a permit and becomes the 1ST television station owned by African Americans.

1966 - Civil Rights Conference

On this date in 1966 approximately 2,400 persons attended White House Conference on Civil Rights.

1921 - Race riot in Tulsa, Oklahom

On this date in 1921 – a race riot occurred in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A white mob started the Tulsa race riot, attacking residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma in what is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States. The attack, carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district, at the time the wealthiest black community in the nation. More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals and more than 6,000 black residents were arrested and detained. The Oklahoma Bureau of Vital Statistics officially recorded 39 dead; however, the American Red Cross estimates more than 300.

1868 - Texas constitutional convention

On this date in 1868 a constitutional convention convened in Austin. The ninety delegates consisted of eighty whites and ten blacks.

1864 - Solomon George Washington Dill killed

On this date in 1864, Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of Black Republicans was assassinated in his home by white terrorists. Dill had allegedly made “incendiary speeches” to South Carolina Blacks.

1864 - Florida General Assembly in Tallahassee

On this date in 1864, the Florida General Assembly (nineteen Blacks, fifty-seven whites) met in Tallahassee.