On This Day In Black History

February 5, 2015

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February 5, 1990; Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African American named president of the Harvard Law Review.

  •  1950; Singer Natalie Cole, daughter of legendary singer Nat Cole, born in Los Angeles, California. Singing professionally at age 11, by 1976 Cole had won Grammys for New Artist of the Year and Best R&B Female Vocalist
  • 1934; Henry “Home Run King” Aaron, baseball superstar was born
  • 1962; Suit seeking to bar Englewood, N.J., from maintaining “racial segregated” elementary schools filed in U.S. District Court