Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Places & Faces

On this day, 07 January, in African-American history...

See also

1822 - Liberia was founded by free blacks from America.

1840 - Africans, including Joseph Cinque, aboard the slave ship, Amistad, were tried for mutiny and murder in Haven, CT. The court decided that they had a right to resist becoming slaves.

1890 - The fountain pen was patented by W.B. Purvis.

1891 - Author Zora Neale Hurtston was born.

1919 - The first African-American female surgeon in the South, Dorothy L. Brown, was born.

These are but five black facts out of many. Purchase the eBook, "This day in African-American History, January" to have access to over 530 facts covering the entire month of January.

Free copies of "This Day in African-American History, January" are being given away to the first 200 people who enter to win it on the Independent Author Index. Enter to win here.



  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    6 Photos