This Week In Black History

February 3, 2022

February 3, 1956 

Autherine Lucy enrolls as the first African American student at the University of Alabama.

February 4, 1913 

Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer who sparked Montgomery bus boycott, born.

February 5, 1934 

Major league home run champion Hank Aaron born.

February 6, 1867 

Robert Tanner Jackson becomes first African American to receive a degree in dentistry.

February 7, 1883 

Ragtime pianist and composer Hubie Blake born.

February 8, 1968 

Three South Carolina State students killed during segregation protest in Orangeburg, S.C.

February 9, 1964 

Arthur Ashe, Jr. becomes first African American on U.S. Davis Cup team.

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