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2/28

1704 – Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for Blacks in NYC

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2/27

Marian Anderson Birthday

1872 – Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer graduated from Howard University

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2/25

1870 – Hiram Revels, is sworn in as 1st Black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

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2/23

1868 – W.E.B DuBois Born

1979 – Frank Peterson Jr. named the 1st Black general in the Marine Corps

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2/22

1898 – Black postmaster lynched, his wife and three daughters shot in Lake City, SC

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2/21

Barbara Jordan Birthday

Nina Simone Birthday (sung Strange Fruit)

1864 – 1st US Catholic parish church for Blacks dedicated in Baltimore

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2/20

1952 – 1st Black umpire in organized baseball certified, Emmett Ashford

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