Monthly Archives: February 2020

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 29:

On February 29, 1940, Gone with the Wind was honored with eight Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She was the first African American actress or actor ever to be honored with an Oscar.

Source: History.com


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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 28:

Feb. 28, 1859 – Arkansas legislature required free blacks to choose between exile and enslavement.

Feb. 28, 1932 – Richard Spikes invented/patented the automatic gear shift.

 

Source: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs141p2_015471.pdf


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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 27:

Feb. 27, 1869 – John W. Menard spoke in Congress in defense of his claim to a contested seat in Louisiana’s Second Congressional District. Congress decided against both claimants. Congressman James A. Garfield of the examining committee said: “it was too early to admit a Negro to the U.S. Congress.” Menard was the first black to make a speech in Congress.

Feb. 27, 1988 – Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the Winter Olympic Games.

 

Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

 


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