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This Week in Black History: Malcolm X Assassinated and Michael Jackson Sweeps the GRAMMYs

All Black History Month, Guy Lambert will be spotlighting some of the major turning points of the day in history. With help from local D.C. and surrounding area school children, WPGC is looking to educate […]


Former South African President Nelson Mandela waves to the media as he arrives outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, 28 August 2007. (Photo by Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

This Week in Black History: NAACP is Formed, Nelson Mandela Released From Prison

This week in Black History, the NAACP is formed, Oprah Winfrey’s show gets nationally syndicated and the Civil Rights Act passes.


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WPGC Black History Month Events

Want to see where we’ll be? Check out the events and come back often for updates.


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D.C. Area Black History Month Events

February is Black History Month and the DMV is celebrating with a slew of events in the city.



Nike Selling Black Sneakers to Celebrate Black History Month

Nike has released a 2015 Black History Month Collection, honoring six athletes and coaches “who have positively impacted sport with their courage and determination.”


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Feb. 27: Anthony Bowen Opens First YMCA Chapter for African-Americans in D.C.

On Feb. 27, 1853, Anthony Bowen founded the first YMCA chapter for African- Americans in Washington, D.C.


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Lauryn Williams Makes History: Wins Medals in Both Summer & Winter Olympics

Lauryn Williams became the first American woman to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.


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Feb. 26: Fats Domino, R&B Pianist, Was Born in New Orleans

On Feb. 26, 1928, Antoine “Fats” Domino was born in New Orleans, La.


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Feb. 24: Rebecca Lee Crumpler is the First Black Woman to Earn a Medical Degree

On Feb. 24, 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree.


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Feb. 20: Actor Sidney Poitier is Born in Miami

On Feb. 20, 1924, Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win Best Actor at the Oscars, was born.