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Black History Timeline… 1798 – 1993
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Week Date Remarks
17 04/26/1798 Born: James Pierson Beckwith, a slave (Jim Beckwourth)
04 01/22/1822 Born: Barney, a slave (Barney Lancelot Ford)
28 07/12/1860 Professor Charles Stark “The Mexican Negro” brings a knife to a gunfight.
29 07/21/1860 “The Mexican Negro” dies of his injuries.
30 07/25/1860 A Rocky Mountain News editorial takes offense…
-at Charley Harrison over the killing of Charley Stark.
11 03/12/1864 Charles Young born a slave.
30 07/28/1866 The USCT and The Buffalo Soldiers Monument.
44 10/29/1866 Died – Jim Beckwourth
-Mountain Man and much more…
Photo – bottom of page
41 10/14/1868 Cathay Williams, aka: William Cathey
– The only known female Buffalo Soldier.
41 10/10/1874 Buffalo Soldiers killed by “Texas Joe” Horner.
12 03/24/1876 Three Buffalo Soldiers murdered by David “Davy” Crockett.
18 05/04/1877 Tenth Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers see action in Texas.
20 05/15/1876 Isaiah Dorman (7th Cavalry Interpreter)
09 02/27/1879 Nigger Jim Kelly indited as an accessory to murder.
20 05/14/1880 Battle of Tularosa
– First Medal of Honor for the Ninth Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers!
47 11/22/1887 Thibodaux Massacre*
–Violent labor dispute.
03 01/19/1899 “Bad Hand” Gen Ranald S. MacKenzie
– 41st Infantry Regiment, Buffalo Soldiers.
29 07/19/1899 The Lost Nigger Mine – Young William Kelley‘s strike in Texas…
40 10/04/1900 Ned Huddleson: aka: Isom “Nigger Isom” Dart
– murdered by Tom Horn.
51 12/22/1902 The passing of Barney Lancelot Ford.
02 01/12/1910 The passing of U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves.
06 02/07/1912 The passing of Nigger Jim Kelly.
49 12/05/1914 The passing of Stagecoach Mary Fields at 82 years!
02 01/08/1922 Died: Col. Charles Young – U.S. Army.
14 04/02/1932 Died: Bill Pickett – Inventor of Bulldogging!
49 12/06/1949 Died: Leadbelly – musician
04 01/25/1993 Died: Alvah Curtis Roebuck.
Photo Gallery Index – People and Places Photos – Stagecoach Mary Fields
Photo Gallery Index – Military Photos – Buffalo Soldiers
Photo Gallery Index – Transportation Photos – Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Quotes Index – Commentators Quotes – Leadbelly,
Col. Charles Young and Ellsworth Reporter
Quotes Index – Women Quotes– Gary Cooper on Stagecoach Mary
-a quote by Charlotte Green, a slave [the cook] at Bent’s Old Fort, c. 1830’s.
*The Originals – Battlefields and Massacres – entry included here
The Originals – Battlefields and Massacres – Massacres by Indians
The Originals – Battlefields and Massacres – Massacres of Indians