Did you know???...........
1857-Frederick Douglass, orator and activist, elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.
1970- Joe Fraizer knocks out Jimmy Ellis to become world heavyweight champion.
1942-Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party, born.
1982- Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist, dies, 1982
February 18 Gambia Independence Day
1919- WEB Dubois, activist, organizes the first Pan-African Congress.
1900- JF Pickering patents his airship invention.
1927- Sydney Poitier, actor, born.
1804- Lemuel Haynes, first Black minister to serve for a White congregation, becomes the first Black person to receivean honorary degree (an MA) from a White college (Middlebury College).
1965- Malcolm X, activist and Black nationalist, assassinated.
February 22 St. Lucia Independence Day
1967- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, activist and chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, denied his congressional seat.
***List created by Charles L Isbell, Jr.http://www.seditionists.org/black***