This Black Social History is design for the education of all races about Black People Contribution to world history over the past centuries, even though its well hidden from the masses so that our children dont even know the relationship between Black People and the wealth of their history in terms of what we have contributed to make this world a better place for all.
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Thursday, 26 February 2015
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " WILLIAM H. DAY " WAS A BLACK ABOLITIONIST, EDITOR, EDUCATOR AND MINISTER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
William H. Day
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
William Howard Day (October 16, 1825 – December 3, 1900) was a blackabolitionist, editor, educator and minister
Day was born in October 16, 1825, in New York City His mother was Eliza, a founding member of the first AME Zion Church and an abolitionist. His father, John, was a sail maker, veteran of the War of 1812 and Algiers, in 1815. He died when his son was four. The Willistons of Northampton, Massachusetts raised him. They asked his mother to allow them to educate him.
In 1834, the young Day joined Henry Highland Garnet and others in forming the Garrison Literary and Benevolent Association. Day went to Oberlin College. He dedicated his life to the rights of Blacks in the U.S. In 1848 he became the secretary of the National Negro Convention in Cleveland. In 1858, Day was elected president of the National Board of Commissioners of the Colored People by the Black citizens of Canada and the United States. Day was also active in the cause of the civil rights of the northern black minority. In 1858, he and his wife Lucy challenged racial segregation in public transportation in Michigan. In the 1858 case Day v. Owen, the Republican-dominated Michigan Supreme Court ruled against him and upheld segregation. 
Day died in Harrisburg on December 3, 1900, at the age of 75. William Howard Day Cemetery was established in nearby Steelton in the 1900s as a burial place for all people, including people of color who were denied burial at the nearby Baldwin Cemetery. It remains a popular burial site for local African American families.