On This Day in Black History
February 17, 2015No Comments
February 17, 1963: Michael Jeffrey Jordon, 36, Basketball player, former minor league baseball player, and sports icon was born
- 1891; A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the churn, patent #466,470
- 1997; Virginia House of Delegates votes unanimously to retire the state song, “Carry me back to old virginia” , a tune which glorifies slavery
- 1870; Congress passed resolution readmitting Mississippi on condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise Blacks
- 1973; The Navy frigate USS Jesse L. Brown was commissioned. The ship was named for Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African American naval aviator killed in combat over Korea.