1923; The first Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance” organized.
1970; The New York Stock Exchange admits its first Black member, Joseph Searles.
1635; America’s first public school, the Boston Latin School, opened in Boston. Black students were excluded from attending.
1892; The first African American performers, the World’s Fair Colored Opera Company, appear at Carnegie Hall.
1818; Absalom Jones, the first African American Episcopal priest ordained in the U.S. , dies.
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