this day in black history

Sidney Poitier (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

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.

02/20/2014

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Feb. 5: Hank Aaron is Born in Mobile, Ala.

On Feb. 5, Clifton R. Wharton Sr. became the first African-American U.S. ambassador to be appointed diplomat over a European country and Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Ala.

02/05/2014

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