January 27, 1961
Leontyne Price made her Metropolitan Opera debut.
January 28, 1787
Free Africa Society organized in Philadelphia.
January 29, 1926
Violette Nealy Anderson becomes the first Black woman lawyer to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
January 30, 1979
Franklin Thomas named president of Ford Foundation.
January 31, 1986
August Wilson’s Fences, starring James Earl Jones, opens at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
February 1, 1902
Playwright, poet, author Langston Hughes born
February 2, 1807
Congress bans foreign slave trade.