29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 12:

Feb. 12, 1865 – Henry Highland Garnet, first black to speak in the Capitol, delivered a memorial sermon on the abolition of slavery at services in the House of Representatives.

Feb. 12, 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. The call for the organizational meeting was issued on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth by 47 whites and six blacks.

Feb. 12, 1948 – First Lt. Nancy C. Leftneant became the first black accepted in the regular Army Nursing Corps.


Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

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