Dred Scott Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court
1857 – Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court
Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court opened Northern territory to slavery and denied citizenship to American Blacks.
Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were initiated into British Military Lodge No. 441 of the Masons at Fort Independence, Massachusetts. Hall was a leather-dresser and caterer. On July 3, 1775, African Lodge No.1 was organized in Boston by a group of Black Masons.
1901 – Virginia State University is founded
Virginia State University is founded.