On The Day In Black History: February 12th

February 12, 2016

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  • 1909; Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights organization
  • 1962; Bus boycott started in Macon, Georgia
  • 1956;  The first black late-night talk show host in history, Arsenio hall was born
  • 1948; First Lt. Nancy C. Leftenant became the first Black accepted in the regular army nursing corps.