Tuesday, February 1

On this Day in Black History

I almost forgot to start these...

On this day in 1810:
  • 1st insurance company managed by blacks (American Insurance Company of Philadelphia)
On this day in 1865:
On this day in 1871:
  • Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Representatives (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
On this day in 1902:
On this day in 1926:
  • Carter G. Woodson establishes Negro History Week. In 1976 it will be expanded to a month.
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