On This Day In Black History: February 21

February 21, 2017

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BHM 17

 

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.

 

 

Source: blackfacts.com