Negro History Week Established Feb01


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Negro History Week Established

1926 – Negro History Week Begins. What is now known as Black History Month, was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976.

1865 – John Sweat Rock, a doctor, lawyer and abolitionist from Boston, Massachusetts, became the first African-American admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also one of the first Blacks to obtain a medical degree and was the first Black person to speak before the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also believed by many to have coined the phrase “Black is beautiful!”
[wp_ad_camp_2]1952 – Singer Rick James was born in Buffalo, New York. James would go on to become a Grammy nominated singer and producer with such hits as “Give It to Me Baby,” “Cold Blooded” and “Super Freak.”
1978 – The U.S. Postal Service released a stamp commemorating abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The stamp was the first in a line of its “Black Heritage USA” series.
The first stamp of the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage USA series honors Harriet Tubman, famed abolitionist and “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.