On this date, February 14th:
1760 (253 years ago on this day)- Educator, writer, and minister Ricahrd Allen was born on this day.
1817 (196 years ago on this day)- This date is the possible birthday of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and orator. Born into slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, Douglass purchased his freedom in 1845 and went on to become the greatest abolitionist of his time.
1867 (146 years ago on this day)-Morehouse College organized in Augusta, GA; The institution was later moved to Atlanta, GA. A new registration law in Tennessee abolished racial distinctions in voting.
1936 (77 years ago on this day)- National Negro Congress (NNC) organized at a Chicago, IL meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new organization.
1946 (67 years ago on this day)- Dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer Gregory Oliver Hines was born on this day.
That's a look at what happened in Black History on this day; hopefully you enjoyed the trek back in time! Remember, for more Black History moments throughout this month, keep listening to WVEL; also, go to www.blackfacts.com for more artifacts in Black History. Until we meet again, God Bless & Keep You!