San Francisco, 1900
Bishop B.W. Arnett, renowned African American teacher, religious leader, and Ohio State Legislator, speaks at San Francisco's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, urging African Americans to take pride in the color of their skin and to "press forward and take our rightful place in the history of the world."
The California State Automobile Association and the Automobile Club of Southern California are founded, promoting and influencing California highway projects.
United States, 1900
At the 1900 Democratic National Convention in Kansas City, William Jennings Bryan speaks on "The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism" in response to U.S. annexation of formerly held Spanish territories.