On This Day In Black History: February 27

February 27, 2017

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BHM 17

 

1988;  Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games.

 

1964;  Anna Julia Cooper, champion for the rights of black women, dies at the age of 105.

 

1883;  Walter B. Purvis patented hand stamp.

 

1942;  Journalist Charlayne Hunter was born this day in Due West, South Carolina.

 

1872;  Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. She is the first African American lawyer in the U.S.