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BLACK HISTORY MONTH NOTES OF INTEREST: Feb 1 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 7 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 14

Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 27

1902: Poet Langston Hughes is born; 1913: “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” Rosa Parks is born; 1934 “Home Run King” Hank Aaron is born; Negro History Week is originated by Carter G. Woodson ( it has become Black History Month); 1944: Pulitzer prize winning author Alice Walker is born; 1927: Internationally renowned opera singer Leontyne Price is born; 1760: Founder of the African Methodist Epsicopal Church Richard Allen is born; 1817: “The Great Emancipator” Frederick Douglass is born; 1968: Henry Lewis becomes first African American conductor to lead a symphony orchestra; 1923: “empress of the Blues” Bessie Smith records Down Hearted Blues (it sells 800,000 copies); 1931: Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison is born; 1927: First African American actor to win an Academy Award Sydney Poitier is Born; 1965: Black Power activist Malcolm X is assassinated; 1868: Educator and civil rights advocate W.E.B. DuBois is born; 1867: Howard University is chartered by the U.S. Congress; 1902: World-renowned opera singer Marian Anderson is born

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