29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 16:

Feb. 16, 1857 – Frederick Douglass elected President of Freeman Bank and Trust.

Feb. 16, 1923 – Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Down Hearted Blues,” which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.

Feb. 16, 1951 – New York City Council passes a bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city-assisted housing developments.

 

Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

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