This Week in Black History: Malcolm X Assassinated and Michael Jackson Sweeps the GRAMMYs
This Week in Black History: NAACP is Formed, Nelson Mandela Released From PrisonThis 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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D.C. Area Black History Month EventsFebruary 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 MonthNike has released a 2015 Black History Month Collection, honoring six athletes and coaches "who have positively impacted sport with their courage and determination."
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.
Lauryn Williams Makes History: Wins Medals in Both Summer & Winter OlympicsLauryn Williams became the first American woman to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.
Feb. 26: Fats Domino, R&B Pianist, Was Born in New OrleansOn Feb. 26, 1928, Antoine "Fats" Domino was born in New Orleans, La.
Feb. 24: Rebecca Lee Crumpler is the First Black Woman to Earn a Medical DegreeOn Feb. 24, 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree.
Feb. 20: Actor Sidney Poitier is Born in MiamiOn Feb. 20, 1924, Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win Best Actor at the Oscars, was born.
Feb 18: Shani Davis Becomes First Black Olympic Gold MedalistOn Feb 18, 2006, Shani Davis was awarded with a gold medal for speed skating, becoming the first black athlete to win gold during the Olympics.
Feb. 14: Abolitionist Leader Frederick Douglass is BornOn Feb. 14, 1817, Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Md. and later became leader of the abolitionist movement.