#MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory > Otis Boykin (1920–1982) invented the electronic control devices for guided missiles, IBM computers, and the pacemaker.
February 23 - Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time in 1929. > #MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory
February 22 - Julius Winfield( “Dr.J”) Erving, former basketball player, born Roosevelt, NY, Feb 22, 1950. Also on this day DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first rap Grammy for the hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” > #MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory
#MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory > Originally, Carter G. Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. However, February has much more than Douglass and Lincoln to show for its significance in black American … Continue reading
February 21 - Today in 1987, African Americans in Tampa, Florida rebelled after an African American man was killed by a white police officer while in custody. > #MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory
#MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory > On February 12, 2009, the NAACP marked its 100th anniversary. Spurred by growing racial violence in the early twentieth century, and particularly by race riots in Springfield Illinois in 1908, a group of African American leaders joined together to form a new permanent civil rights organization, the National Association for the … Continue reading
February 20 - Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Douglass was the leading Black spokesman for almost fifty years. He was a major abolitionist and a lecturer and editor. Charles Wade Barkley, basketball player, born Leeds, AL, February 20, 1963. > #MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory
#MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory > Madam C. J. Walker (1867–1919) invented a hair-growing lotion.Walker grew up poor. But she became the first female African- American millionaire.
#MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory > Lonnie G. Johnson (1949–) invented the world-famous watergun, the Supersoaker. Johnson’s company just came out with a new Nerf ball toy gun.
February 19 - Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. She and partner Jull Brakken won the inagural women’s two-person bobsled event in 2002 at Salt Lake City, Utah. > #MommyFab #EfabulousHB #28DaysBlackHistory