This Week In Black History

March 2, 2023

March 2, 1867 – U.S. Congress enacts charter to establish Howard University.

March 3, 1865 – Freedman’s Bureau established by federal government to aid newly freed slaves.

March 4, 1965 – Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics honored as NBA most valuable player for fourth time in five years.

March 5, 1770 – Crispus Attucks becomes one of the first casualties of the American Revolution.

March 6, 1857 – U.S. Supreme Court issues Dred Scott decision.

March 7, 1965 – U.S. Supreme Court upholds key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

March 8, 1977 – Henry L. Marsh III becomes first African American elected mayor of Richmond, Va.

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