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Today In Black History: February 12

Today In Black History: February 12 1793 – Congress enacted the first fugitive slave law On this day, Congress passes the first fugitive slave law, requiring all states, including those that forbid slavery, to forcibly return slaves who have escaped from other states to their original owners. The laws stated that “no person held to […]

Today In Black History: February 10

Today In Black History: February 10   1. 1907 – Grace Towns Hamilton born The first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly, Grace Towns Hamilton was also the first female of her race in the Deep South to hold a public office of such consequence. She was among eight African Americans sent to […]

Today In Black History: February 9

Today In Black History: February 9 1. 1944  – Novelist Alice Walker was born Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia. She worked as a social worker, teacher, and lecturer and took part in the 1960s civil rights movement in Mississippi. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her 1982 […]

Today In Black History: February 7

Today In Black History: February 7 1. 1967 – Actor and comedian Chris Rock was born Chris Rock (born Christopher Julius Blake) was born February 7, 1967 in Andrews, South Carolina. Shortly thereafter his parents moved to New York. Rock is most notable for being a comedian and actor, however he is also a  is a screenwriter, […]

February 5: Happy Birthday Natalie Cole

Happy Birthday Natalie Cole Nine-time Grammy Award Winning, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole was born February 6, 1950 to singers Nat King Coleand Maria Cole. Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and two Grammy® awards for Best New Artist, as […]

February 5: Happy Birthday Baseball Legend Hank Aaron

Happy Birthday Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Born into humble circumstances on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama, Henry Louis ‘Hank’ Aaron ascended the ranks of the Negro Leagues to become a major league baseball icon. Aaron played 23 years as an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, during which time he broke many of baseball’s most […]