On This Day In Black History: February 1
February 1, 2017No Comments
Check here all week for random facts during Black History Month
1952; Singer Rick James was born
1926; What is now known as Black History Month, was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976.
1965; More than seven hundred demonstrators, including Martin Luther King Jr., arrested in Selma.
1865; The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38th Congress. Ratification was completed December 6, 1865.