Black History Month
On Feb. 28, 1984, Michael Jackson won an astounding eight GRAMMY Awards for his best-selling album Thriller.
On Feb. 27, 1853, Anthony Bowen founded the first YMCA chapter for African- Americans in Washington, D.C.
Lauryn Williams became the first American woman to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.
On Feb. 26, 1928, Antoine “Fats” Domino was born in New Orleans, La.
Every day during the month of February, WPGC will feature an important moment in Black history. These daily vignettes are read by local children in the District and surrounding areas. On Feb. 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali [...]
On Feb. 24, 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree.
On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Petersen was named the first African-American general in the United States Marine Corps.
On Feb. 22, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first-ever Hip-Hop/Rap GRAMMY.
On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.
On Feb. 20, 1924, Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win Best Actor at the Oscars, was born.