On This Day In Black History

February 3, 2015

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Check here all month for “fast facts” in celebration of Black History Month. On This Day In Black History

 

February 3, 1988;

In Montgomery, Alabama, Thomas Reed, president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP, was arrested after he and 11 others attempted to strike a Confederate flag flying atop the state capitol building.
  •  1903; Jack Johnson became the first Negro Heavyweight Champion
  • 1948; Rosa Ingram and her fourteen-and sixteen -year-old sons condemned to death for the alleged murder of a white Georgian. Mrs. Ingram said she acted in self-defense.
  • 1988; In Montgomery, Alabama, Thomas Reed, president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP, was arrested after he and 11 others attempted to strike a Confederate flag flying atop the state capitol building.