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Marian Anderson was a highly renowned classical singer who became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She was born on February 27, 1897 to John and…
John Singleton, the first Black American director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Boyz N the Hood. Released Summer of 1991.
Born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio to parents George and Ella Ramah Wofford, novelist Toni Morrison grew up in a working-class family.
Marian Anderson gave her date of birth throughout her life as February 17, 1902. Following her death it was reported that her actual birth may have been February 27, 1897.
James Baskett, the first male African American to win an Academy Award, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 16, 1904. After high school Baskett planned to study pharmacy, but…
Nat King Cole became the first African American performer to host a variety TV series in 1956. He's best known for his soft baritone voice and for singles like "The…
Accomplished poet, novelist and playwright, Paul Laurence Dunbar died of tuberculosis on February 9, 1906 at the young age of 33.
Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson, jazz singer/guitarist who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and is recognized as the first to play single-string guitar solos was born on this day in New…
Figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the Women's Singles of the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship competition, was a pre-med student at Stanford University.
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1860 - Abraham Lincoln, “Cooper Union Address”

February 27, 1897 - Marian Anderson, the first Black American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, was born.

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858 - 1964)

The race riot in Columbia, Tennessee, from February 25 to 28, 1946

February 26, 2012 - Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen was stalked and murdered by an anti-Black racist

February 25, 1842 - Charles Lenox Remond became one of the first Black persons to give testimony before a state legislature

Hiram Rhodes Revels (Feb 25, 1870 – January 16, 1901)

Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24, 2020

Rebecca Lee Crumpler, born Rebecca Davis (February 8, 1831 – March 9, 1895)