On This Day In Black History: February 6

February 6, 2017

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  1945; Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae star is born.   1993; Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon.   1972; Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens, is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.   1870; On this day, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 3

February 3, 2017

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1948; Laura Wheeler Waring, portrait painter and illustrator dies.   1920; The Negro Baseball League founded.   1964; School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.   1989; Tennis professional Lori McNeil defeated Chris Evert in the… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 2

February 2, 2017

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  1897; Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395   1862; District of Columbia abolishes slavery   1948; President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures. 1839; Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 1

February 1, 2017

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Check here all week for random facts during Black History Month   1952; Singer Rick James was born   1926; What is now known as Black History Month, was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976.   1965; More than seven… Read More