29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 14:

Feb. 14, 1817 – Frederick Douglass, “The Great Emancipator,” is born.

Feb. 14, 1867 – Morehouse College organized in Augusta, Ga. The institution was later moved to Atlanta. New registration law in Tennessee abolished racial distinctions in voting.

Feb. 14, 1936 – National Negro Congress organized at Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations.

 

Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

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