This Day in Black History: February 17th

On this day in Black history... 1. 1997 - Virginia retires state song Virginia House of Delegates votes unanimously to retire the state song, "Carry me back to old virginia" , a tune which glorifies slavery. 2. 1982 - Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk dies. 3. 1973 - Naval Frigate named after African American The Navy frigate …

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