Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Did you know? _ This Week in Black History

Hey Family,

Did you know???...........

February 16
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.

February 17
1942-Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party, born.
1982- Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist, dies, 1982

February 18 Gambia Independence Day

February 19
1919- WEB Dubois, activist, organizes the first Pan-African Congress.

February 20
1900- JF Pickering patents his airship invention.
1927- Sydney Poitier, actor, born.

February 21
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***

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