Friday, February 3, 2012

This Day in Black History

February 3

1870 Black suffrage ~ The 15th Amendment, providing for Black suffrage, ratified

1886 First Negro Baseball League ~ The Southern League of Colored Base Ballists is founded

1956 Autherine Lucy ~ becomes the first Black student at University of Alabama

1965 Geraldine McCullough ~ wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture

1903 Jack Johnson ~ (first Black heavyweight champion) wins the "Negro Heavyweight Title"

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