On this date, February 15:
1968 (45 years ago on today): Henry Lewis becomes the first African-American to lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.
1965 (48 years ago on today): Nathaniel Adams Coles (Nat "King" Cole), singer, pianist, and actor died in Santa Monica, CA at the age of 45.
1964 (49 years ago on today): Louis Armstrong's "Hello Dolly" recording becomes his first and only number one record on this day.
1961 (52 years ago on today): U.S. and African nationalist protesting the slaying of Congo Premire Patrice Lumumba distrupts the U.N. sessions.
1851 (162 years ago on today): Black abolitionists invaded a Boston, MA courtroom and rescued a fugitive slave.
1848 (174 years ago on today): Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston, MA. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.
1804 (208 years ago on today): The New Jersey Legislature approved a law calling for "gradual" emancipation of African-Americans. In so doing, New Jersey became the last Northern state to outlaw slavery on this date.
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