Thursday, February 24

On this Day in Black History

1811 - Daniel Alexander Payne, the President of Wilberforce University, was born free
1842 - James Forten died
1864 - Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree.
1868 - House of Representatives voted, 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson.
1931 - Lillie Brown born
1940 - Jimmy Ellis, former world heavyweight boxing champion, born
1966 - Kwame Nkrumah, dlected leader and first president of Ghana, was ousted in military coup
1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last British concert before breaking up.
1974 - National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) began
1982 - Quincy Jones won five Grammy awards for "The Dude."
1992 - Edward Perkins, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, was nominated by President George Bush to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
1999 - Lauryn Hill won five Grammy awards for her debut solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
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