On February 9, 1971, Leroy “Satchel” Paige was nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Monthly Archives: February 2023
Harry McAlpin becomes the first black journalist to attend a White House press conference
On February 8, 1944, Harry McAlpin became the first black journalist to attend a White House press conference.
Negro History Week is first celebrated
On February 7, 1926, Negro History Week was first celebrated.
Arthur Ashe dies
On February 6, 1993, Arthur Ashe died.
Hank Aaron is born
On February 5, 1943, Hank Aaron was born.
Rosa Parks is born
On February 4, 1913, Rosa Parks was born.
The 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is ratified
On February 3, 1870, The 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
South African President F.W de Klerk gives a monumental speech ending apartheid in South Africa
On February 2, 1990, South African President F.W de Klerk gave a monumental speech marking the end of apartheid in South Africa.