1862

Federal District, which included the City of Washington, Washington County and Georgetown, abolished slavery.

1865

An ordinance was passed banning streetcar discrimination in D. C.

1866

Georgetown was the location for the Chamberlain School for colored children.

1867

Howard University was established.

Black males obtained the right to vote in local elections in D.C.

1873

Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J., President of Georgetown University, became the first Black person in America to head a predominately white institution of higher learning.

1877

Frederick Douglass became the U. S. Marshall of the District of Columbia.

1897

American Negro Academy was established.

1915
Carter G. Woodson formed the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in Washington, D.C.
1927

D.C. Recreation Department built Francis Swimming Pool as first outdoor full- sized pool for Blacks in Washington.

 

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HUAN 6 
November 2000