Negro History Week Established Feb01


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Negro History Week Established

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 – First African American Before US Supreme Court
John Sweat Rock (1825-1866), a noted Boston lawyer, became in 1865 the first African-American to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the first Black person to speak before the U.S. House of Representatives.
1952 – Singer Rick James born
Rock/Funk singer Rick James is born
1978 – The first stamp of the U.S. Postal Service’s
The first stamp of the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage USA series honors Harriet Tubman, famed abolitionist and “conductor” on the Underground Railroad