On this date February 20th:
-1991 (22 years ago): The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards saw eight Grammys won by African-Americans on this day.
-1968 (45 years ago): State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstrations at Alcorn A&M College (now Alcorn State University) located in Lorman, MS on this day.
-1963 (50 years ago): "The Round Mound Of Rebound" Charles Wade Barkley, retired professional basketball player and current analyst was born on this day in Leeds, AL.
-1936 (77 years ago): Saw the death of educator and President of Atlanta University, John Hope (1868-1936) on this day; Also in this same year, jazz singer and actress, Nancy Wilson, was born in Chillicothe, OH on this day.
-1929 ( 84 years ago): Writer and playwright Wallace Thurman's play Harlem opens in New York City, NY on this day; this play is the first successful play by an African-American playwright.
-1927 (86 years ago): Actor, thespian, director, author, and diplomat Sir Sidney Poitier was born on this day in Miami, FL.
-1900 (113 years ago): J.F. Bickering patents airship invention on this day.
-1895 (118 years ago): The death of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Anacostia Heights, DC happened on this day. Douglass was the leading Black spokesman for almost five decades; He was a major abolitionist, a lecturer, and an editor.
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