On This Day In Black History: February 3

February 3, 2017

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BHM 17

1948; Laura Wheeler Waring, portrait painter and illustrator dies.


1920; The Negro Baseball League founded.


1964; School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.


1989; Tennis professional Lori McNeil defeated Chris Evert in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.


1989; Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the National League. He is the first African American to head a major sports league.