Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Sat, 1826-02-25

    *Alexander G. Clark was born on this date in 1826. He was a Black laborer, barber, lawyer and activist.

    He was born in Washington...

  • Fri, 1881-02-25

    *The lives of James Garfield Beck and Ethel Benson Beck from 1881 are celebrated on this date. They were African American educators and...

  • Sun, 1894-02-25

    *William Hansberry was born on this date in 1894. He was an African American educator and scholar.

    From Gloster, Mississippi, William...

  • Tue, 1896-02-25

    *On this date in 1896, Ida Cox was born. She was an African American blues singer.

    Cox was born Ida Prather in Toccoa, Georgia. Like...

  • Tue, 1896-02-25

    *This date celebrates the founding of Albany State University in 1903. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in...

  • Wed, 1914-02-25

    *James Cameron was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American brewing worker, activist and founder of America's Black Holocaust...

  • Sat, 1922-02-25

    *On this date in 1922, Wendell Cotton was born. He was an African American dentist and community activist and the first black Orthodontist to...

  • Sat, 1928-02-25

    *On this date in 1928, A. L. Higginbotham Jr. was born. He was an African-American federal judge, scholar, and civil rights advocate.

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  • Tue, 1975-02-25

    *On this date in 1975, Elijah Muhammad died. He was an African-American Black Muslim, who was leader of the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his...

  • Sun, 2007-02-25

    *On this date in 2007, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously to express "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery.

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