This Day in Black History: February 21st

On this day in Black history... 1. 1992 - Eva Jessye Eva Jessye choral director for the first Broadway production of Porgy and Bess died in Ann Arbor, Michigan Feb. 21, 1992. 2. 1987 - Black Rebellion in Tampa, Florida African Americans in Tampa, Florida rebelled after an African American man was killed by a …

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This Day in Black History: February 20th

  On this day in Black history... 1. 1991 - African Americans win eight Grammys. 2. 1968 - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstrations at Alcorn A&M College. 3. 1963 - Charles Wade Barkley, basketball player, born Leeds, AL, February 20, 1963 4. 1936 - Death of John Hope Death of John Hope (67), president, …

This Day in Black History: February 19th

On this day in Black history...1. 2002 - Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. She and partner Jull Brakken won the inaugural women's two-person bobsled event.2. 1996 - Singer Dorothy Maynor diesConcert singer Dorothy Maynor dies (1910-1996)3.  1992 - John Singleton, DirectorJohn Singleton,the first …

This Day in Black History: February 15th

 On this day in Black history...1. 1970 - Nationalists disrupted UN session on Congo with demonstration for slain Congo Premier Patrice Lumumba.2. 1968 - On this day Henry Lewis becomes the first African American to lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.3. 1965 - Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Santa Monica, California.4. 1964 …

This Day in Black History: February 14th

On this day in Black history... 1. 1946 - Entertainer and dancer Gregory Hines born 2. 1936 - National Negro Congress organized at Chicago National Negro Congress organized at Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new …