On this date, March 7th:
-1997 (16 years ago): Former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley (1924-1997), died on this day.
-1965 (48 years ago): From 3/7/65-3/25/65, Alabama state troopers and sheriff's deputies dispersed Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march with tear gas and billy clubs. Three white Unitarian ministers, including Rev. James J. Reeb, attacked on streets of Selma, AL. Reeb, who was participating in civil rights demonstrations, died later in Birmingham hospital. The marchers were led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
-1942 (71 years ago): First cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Tuskegee, AL on this day.
-1927: (86 years ago): Supreme Court decision (Nixon vs. Herndon) struck down Texas law which barred Blacks from voting in "white primary" on this day.
-1859 (153 years ago): On this day, Acting Commissioner of General Lands for the United States, J.S. Wilson, stated that blacks were not citizens of the United States, and therefore were not legally entitled to preempt public lands.
-1539 (474 years ago): Estavanico Dorantes, a black Moorish slave, leads a Spanish expedition to the southwestern North Ameican continent in search for El Dorado, "The Lost City Of Gold." Their search is unsuccessful and Estavanico is later killed by native peoples on this day.
That's all of our trekking back to African-American History for now, family. Check back with us on the website from time to time to see what's the 4-1-1 in the "Saluting" file.
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