Today may end the month long celebration of Blacks in history, but for me and my first graders it never ends. Just like me learning more about my Jamaican History/Culture everyday!
on that note….
Computing’s Nobel Prize
February 28, 1990
Philip Emeagwali awarded the Gordon Bell Prize (computing’s Nobel Prize) for solving one of the twenty most difficult problems in the computing field.
Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown
February 28, 1943
Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan in starring roles.
Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
February 28, 1942
Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit.
Southern Blacks fled political and economic
February 28, 1879
Southern Blacks fled political and economic exploitation in “Exodus of 1879.” Exodus continued for several years. One of the major leaders of the Exodus movement was a former slave, Benjamin (“Pap”) Singleton.
Arkansas legislature required free Blacks to
February 28, 1859
Arkansas legislature required free Blacks to choose between exile and enslavement.
Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opened school for Blacks
February 28, 1704
Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opened school for Blacks in New York City.