The Negro Convention Movement in the 1840s brought African Americans from across the nation together in a number of cities to discuss issues. One of two significant conferences occurred in Buffalo in 1843: the National Conference of Colored Citizens.
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1777 – During the American Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, the flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time (More info)
1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery (More info)