29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 25:

Feb. 25, 1870 – Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as first black U.S. Senator and first black Representative in Congress.

Feb. 25, 1948 – Martin Luther King was ordained as a Baptist minister.

Feb. 25, 1971 – President Nixon met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and appointed a White House panel to study a list of recommendations made by the group.

 

Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

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