Negro History Week Established Feb01

Negro History Week E...

1926 – Negro History Week Begins. 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.     1865 – John Sweat Rock, a doctor, lawyer and abolitionist from...

Greensboro Sit-ins T...

1871 – Jefferson Franklin Long  becomes first Black person to speak in the House of Representatives. A politician from Georgia, he was the second African American sworn into the US House of Representatives. He spoke in opposition to the Amnesty Bill which exempted former confederates...

Doug Williams First Black QB to Win Super Bowl Jan31

Doug Williams First ...

1914 – Boxer Jersey Joe Walcott born in Merchantville, New Jersey. Walcott defeated Ezzard Charles via knockout in the 7th round of their July 18, 1951 title bout in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to win the World Heavyweight Championship. After retiring from boxing, Walcott refereed several...

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Passes by the House of Representatives Jan31

13th Amendment to th...

1865 – Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.  The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865. The vote in the House...

Oprah Winfrey Born

   1954 – Oprah Winfrey birthday American television personality whose syndicated daily talk show is among the most popular was born in Kosciusko, Miss. 1926 – Violette Neatley Anderson Violette Neatley Anderson is the first African American woman admitted to practice...

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