On this date February 21st:
-1992 (21 years ago): Eva Jessye (1895-1992), choral director for the first Broadway production of Porgy and Bess, died in Ann Arbor, MI on this day.
-1987 (26 years ago): African Americans in Tampa, FL, rebelled after an African-American man was killed by a white police officer while in custody on this day.
-1965 (48 years ago): Muslim Minister, Human Rights Activist, and Black Nationalist Malcolm Little (1925-1965; Malcolm X, Bro. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Detroit Red), American black nationalist, is assassinated on this day. The assassination happened 11 months after his split from Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam.
-1961 (52 years ago): Inventor Otis Boykin, patented the Electrical Resistor on this day. Boykin is responsible for inventing the electrical device used in all guided missiles and IBM computers, plus 26 other electronic devices including a control unit for an artificial heart stimulator (pacemaker).
-1940 (73 years ago): John Lewis, founder and chairman of SNCC, Freedom Rider, and Representative of the State of Georgia, was born on this day.
-1936 (77 years ago): Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), who will be the first African-American woman elected to the House of Representatives, is born on this day.
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