On This Day In Black History: February 21
February 21, 2017No Comments
1936; On this day Barbara Jordan, who will be the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives, is born
1917; Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917–82) Jazz musician; born in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was raised in New York
1965; Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.
1895; North Carolina Legislature, dominated by Black Republicans and white Populists, adjourned for the day to mark the death of Frederick Douglass.
1987; African Americans in Tampa, Florida rebelled after an African American man was killed by a white police officer while in custody.