On This Day In Black History: February 23

February 23, 2017

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1869;  Louisiana governor signed public accommodations law.


1995;  Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was 53.


1868;  On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.


1979;  Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.


1925;  Louis Stokes, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and member of the US House of Representatives, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Stokes was the first African American elected to the House from Ohio.