The purpose of this page is to select some of the <b >Landmarks and Milestones</b>listed  by Lerone Bennett

in Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America (Chicago:  Johnson Publishing Company, 1987)


Bennet's book and the use of Google reveals remarkable results. 

bullet January Federal law prohibitiing slavery; Emancipation proclamation; SCLC voter registration drive; Lincoln University; Ohio Black Laws; right to vote in D.C.; Leontyn Price farewell at the Met; Martin Luther King in the Great Rotunda