29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 2:

Feb. 2, 1862 – District of Columbia abolishes slavery.

Feb. 2, 1914 – Ernest Just, genetic biologist, wins the Spingarn Medal. He received this same medal on this day in 1915 for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.

Feb. 2, 1948 – President Truman sent Congress a special message urging the adoption of a Civil Rights program, including the creation of a fair employment practices commission.

 

Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

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