This Week In Black History

February 17, 2022

February 17, 1902

Marion Anderson, internationally acclaimed opera star, born.

February 18, 1931 

Toni Morrison, winner of 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, born.

February 19, 1923

In Moore vs. Dempsey decision, U.S. Supreme Court guarantee due process of law to Blacks in state courts.

February 20, 1934 

Four Saints in Three Acts, by Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein, premieres as the first Black-performed opera on Broadway.

February 21, 1965 

Malcolm X is assassinated in New York.

February 22, 1989 

Col. Frederick Gregory was the first African American to command a space shuttle mission.

February 23, 1868 

W.E.B. Dubois, scholar, activist and author of the Souls of Black Folk, born.

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