On This Day In Black History
February 2, 2015No Comments
Check here all month for “fast facts” in celebration of Black History Month. On This Day In Black History…
February 2, 1948;
President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.
- 1897; Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395
- 1915; Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization
1962; Seven whites and four Blacks arrested after all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall. Four Black mothers arrested after sit-in at Chicago elementary school. Mothers later received suspended $50 fines. Protests, picketing and demonstrations continued for several weeks against de facto segregation, double shifts and mobile classrooms.