This Week In Black History

February 24, 2022

February 24, 1922

The home of Frederick Douglass made a national shrine.

February 25, 1853 

First Black YMCA organized in Washington, D.C.

February 26, 1965 

Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson died after being shot by state police in Marion, AL.

February 27, 1988 

Debi Thomas becomes first Black to win an Olympic medal in figure skating.

February 28, 1984 

Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy awards.

March 1, 1994

Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., elected president of the National Baseball League.

March 2, 1867 

U.S. Congress enacts charter to establish Howard University.

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