On This Day In Black History
February 6, 2015No Comments
Check here all month for “fast facts” in celebration of Black History Month. On This Day In Black History…
February 6, 1961; Jail-in movement started in Rock Hill, S.C., when students refused to pay fines and requested jail sentences. Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee urged south-wide “Jail, No Bail” campaign.
- 1920; United States population: 9,638,453. Black population: 1,771,656 (18.4 per cent). “Mayflower of Liberia” sailed from New York City with eighty-six Blacks. Ship arrived in Sierra Leone, March 9
1993; Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon
1870; On this day, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court