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On This Date: Black History Month

Posted by sherrysaunders on February 8, 2011

Did you know? Here are some interesting facts to remember during Black History Month

February 8

1986 – Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

1986 – Pre-med student Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the Women’s Singles of the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship competition.

1968 – Three students were killed by officers during a demonstration on the campus of South Carolina State in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The students were protesting segregation at an Orangeburg bowling alley.

1944 – Harry S. McAlphin is the first African American to receive credentials to attend White House press conference.

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One Response to “On This Date: Black History Month”

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