29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

 On February 6:

Feb. 6, 1820 – “Mayflower of Liberia” sailed from New York City with eighty-six Blacks. Black population: 1,771,656 (18.4%)

Feb. 6, 1993 – Arthur Ashe dies. First African American tennis player to win at Wimbledon.

Feb. 6, 1867 – Robert Tanner Jackson becomes the first African American to receive a degree in dentistry.

Source: Black History Month Facts and Accomplishments–February

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