July 26, 2016

On this day July 26th...



On This Day July 26, 1848 Frederick Douglass was the only male to play a prominent role at the first Woman's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York. He seconded the woman's suffrage motion introduced by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.



Also on July 26, in the year 1926 Spingarn Medal awarded to Carter G. Woodson for "ten years devoted service in collecting and publishing the records of the Negro in America."

 



Also on July 26, in the year 1847 President Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a native of Virginia, declared Liberia an independent republic.

 

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