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February 1
1865: President Lincoln Signs 13th Amendment
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February 2
1897: Black Inventor Patents Ice Cream Scoop
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February 3
1870: 15th Amendment Guarantees the Right to Vote
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February 4
1913: Rosa Parks is Born in Alabama
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February 5
1958: Clifton Wharton Sr. Named Minister to Romania
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February 6
1820: "Mayflower of Liberia" Sets Sail from N.Y.C.
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February 7
1862: Freedman's Aid Society Established in Boston
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February 8
1968: 3 Students Die in "Orangeburg Massacre"
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February 9
1971: Satchel Paige Named to Baseball Hall of Fame
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February 10
1992: 'Roots' Author Alex Haley Dies at Age 70
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February 11
1990: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison
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February 12
1909: NAACP is Established in New York City
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February 13
1970: New York Stock Exchange Admits First Black Member
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February 14
1867: Morehouse College Established in Georgia
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February 15
1848: Boston Public Schools Bar Sarah Roberts
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February 16
1904: Birthday of James Baskett, Disney's First Live Actor
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February 17
1973: First U.S. Navy Ship Named for an African-American
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February 18
1688: First Protest Against Slavery in Colonial America
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February 19
1942: Tuskegee Airmen Take to the Skies
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February 20
1895: Anti-Slavery Crusader Frederick Douglass Dies
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February 21
1965: Malcolm X Assassinated in New York City
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February 22
1988: First Grammy Awarded in Rap Category
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February 23
1868: W.E.B DuBois Born in Massachusetts
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February 24
1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler Becomes a Physician
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February 25
1870: Hiram Revels Becomes First Black U.S. Senator
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February 26
1870: Political Deal Brings End to Reconstruction
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February 27
1988: Debi Thomas Medals at Winter Olympics
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February 28
1942: Detroit Rebellion an Omen of Deadly Riots
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February 29
1968: Kerner Commission Documents a Divided Society
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