On This Day In Black History

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Check here all month  for “fast facts”  in celebration of Black History Month. On This Day In Black History…

 

 

February 5th 1990; Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African American named president of the Harvard Law Review

  • 1934; Henry ‘Home Run King” Aaron, baseball superstar was born
  • 1958; Clifton R. Wharton Sr. confirmed as minister to Rumania. Career diplomat was the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe
  • 1962; Suit seeking to bar Englewood, N.J., from maintaining “racial segregated” elementary schools filed in U.S. District Court

 

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