On This Day In Black History: February 22nd

February 22, 2016

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  • 1950; Julius Winfield( “Dr.J”) Erving, 49, former basketball player, born Roosevelt, NY, Feb 22, 1950
  • 1898; Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three daughters shot and maimed for life in Lake City, S.C.
     
  • 1888; In West Chester, Pennsylvania, African American painter Horace Pippin was born. Pippin is considered one of the major American painters of his period. One of his more significant works, “John Brown Going to His Hanging,” is owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.