1811 - Believed to be the largest slave revolt in American history, 500 slaves led by Charles Deslonde marched on New Orleans.
1867 - Congress granted black men the right to vote in Washington, DC, even though Congress had to override President Andrew Johnson's veto.
1875 - A successful businessman, George Washington (not the first American president) founded the city of Centerville, VA.
1911 - Actress Butterfly McQueen was born.
1915 - The oldest black-owned theater, Karamu House, was founded in Cleveland, OH.
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