On This Day In Black History: February 27
February 27, 2017No Comments
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.