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February 28: Making History – Terrence Blanchard is the First Black Trumpeter and Composer at the Metropolitan Opera
February 28, 2022
Terrence Blanchard, 59, is the first Black Trumpeter and Composer to have his work performed at the Metropolitan Opera.  ... read more »
February 27: Susan Rice Was the First African American Woman to Serve as US Ambassador of United Nations, 2009
February 27, 2022
In 2009, Susan Rice was appointed by former President Barack Obama as the first African American woman to serve as the United States Ambassador of the United Nations.  ... read more »
February 26: Jackie Robinson Became the First African American to Play Major League Baseball, 1947
February 26, 2022
Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 5, 1947.  ... read more »
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February 25: Kenneth Hahn Was the Only Elected Politician to Meet Martin Luther King Jr., 1961
February 25, 2022
Kenneth Hahn was the only elected politician to meet Reverent Martin Luther King Jr. at the airport when he visited Los Angeles in 1961. ... read more »
February 24: Tarana Burke Founded the #MeToo Movement, 2006
February 24, 2022
Tarana Burkę founded the #MeToo movement in 2006, creating a hashtag and a voice to the many untold stories of victims of sexual assault.  ... read more »
February 23: Zaila Avant-Garde Became First Black Contestant to Win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 2021
February 23, 2022
After almost 100 competitions, Zaila Avant-Garde, 14, became the first Black contestant to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee  ... read more »
February 22: First Black Barbie, 1968
February 22, 2022
The first Black Barbie doll, Christie, premiered in 1968 in response to the Equal Rights Movement.  ... read more »
February 21: First Black Billionaire – Robert Johnson, 2001
February 21, 2022
Robert Johnson became the first African American billionaire when he sold his cable television station, Black Entertainment Television ... read more »
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February 20: Sharon Jackson-Lee is One of the Longest Serving African American Women in Congress, 1995
February 20, 2022
Sharon Jackson-Lee is one of the longest-serving African American women in Congress. ... read more »
February 19: Quinton Byfield is the Highest Paid Black Hockey Player in the NHL
February 19, 2022
Quinton Byfield, 19, is the highest drafted Black hockey player in NHL history.  ... read more »
February 18: Former President Barack Obama Became First Black President, 2008
February 18, 2022
In 2008, former President Barack Obama became the first Black President of the United States.  ... read more »
February 17: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Founded at Howard University, 1908
February 17, 2022
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), founded at Howard University in 1908, is the oldest Black female Greek-letter organization.  ... read more »
February 16: Vice President Kamala Harris Became First Woman to be Sworn in as VP
February 16, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman, and woman of color, to be sworn into the office of Vice President of the United States.  ... read more »
February 15: 100,000 Enslaved People Escaped to the North Via Underground Railroad, 1810
February 15, 2022
From 1810 to 1850, around 10,000 enslaved people escaped to the North via the Underground Railroad.  ... read more »
February 14: Reverend Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s First Black Senator, 2021
February 14, 2022
In January 2021, Reverend Raphael Warnock, 51, became Georgia's first Black senator.   ... read more »
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