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Black History Month Facts

Black History Month Facts:
  • Feb. 10th- Andrew Brimmer appointed 1st Black governor of the Federal Reserve Board by President Johnson -1966
  • Feb. 11- Nelson Mandela released from S. A. Prison after 27 years - 1990
  • Feb. 12- NAACP founded in New York City - 1909
  • Feb. 13- Renaissance, the first black pro basketball team formed - 1923
  • Feb. 14- Frederick Douglass, abolitionist born 1817- Morehouse College HBI- Organized in Augusta Georgia - 1867
  • Feb. 15- New Jersey was the last northern State to abolish Slavery - 1804
  • Feb. 16- Frederick Douglass elected president of the Freedman's Bank and Trust - 1874
  • Feb. 17- Michael Jordan's birthday - 1963
  • Feb. 18- Shani Davis became the first Black American to win the individual goal medal for long speed skating at the Winter Olympics - 2006
  • Feb. 19- W.E.B. DuBois organized the first Pan-African Congress in Paris, France - 1919
  • Feb. 20- Sidney Poitier born in Miami, Florida - 1927
  • Feb. 21- Malcolm X, assassinated in Manhattan, New York City - 1965
  • Feb. 22- DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince won the first Rap Grammy, for the single, "Parents Just Don't Understand" - 1989
  • Feb. 23- W.E.B. DuBois born 1868
  • Feb. 24- Rebecca L. Crumpler, is the first Black woman to receive a M.D. Degree - 1864
  • Feb. 25- Hiram Revels becomes the first Black US Senator - 1879
  • Feb. 26- Theodore "Georgia Deacon" Flowers is the first Black Middle-weight boxing champion - 1926
  • Feb. 27- Debi Thomas, is the first Black figure skater to win a metal in the Winter Olympics - 1988
  • Feb. 28- Richard Spikes invented the automatic great shift - 1932
  • Feb. 29- Hattie McDaniel was the first Black woman to win an Oscar for her role in "Gone With the Wind"- 1940

Black History Month

Union County College Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month began as Negro History Week in the mid 1920. It occurs annually during the month of February to honor the legacies of Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809), Frederick Douglass (born February 14, 1817), and their contemporary counterpart Dr. Martian Luther King Jr. (born January 15, 1939), a notable 20th century civil rights activist.  Black History Month celebrates the numerous contributions of African Americans to American history.

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Watch Some Black History

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech delivered  at the 28 August 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,

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