- Abraham, a Black Seminole Leader in the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). The Indians called him “Souanaffe Tustenukke,” a title indicating membership in the highest of the three ranks of war leaders. He is wearing typical Seminole dress and holding a rifle.
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1. 1999 – White supremacist John King, one of three white men accused of chaining James Byrd to a pickup and dragging him along a Texas road until he was decapitated, was sentenced to death by lethal injection. If his death penalty is carried out, he will be the first white Texan executed for killing a black since slavery ended….
2. 1991 – Adrienne Mitchell, first African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War is killed in her military barracks in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
3. 1987 – Edward Daniel Nixon, former president of the Georgia NAACP, died at age 87.
4. 1978 – Death of Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr. (58), retired Air Force general and the first Black promoted to four-star rank, at the Air Force Academy, Colorado.
5. 1975 – Death of Elijah Muhammad (77), leader of the Nation of Islam, in Chicago. He was succeeded by his son, Wallace D. Muhammad.
6. 1971 – President Nixon met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and appointed a White House panel to study a list of recommendations made by the group.
7. 1964 -Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.
8. 1948 – Martin Luther King ordained as a Baptist minister
9. 1870 – Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress.
10. 1839 – Seminoles and their Black allies shipped from Tampa Bay, Florida, to the West.