Volume 90, Issue 82

Thursday, February 20, 1997

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FEATURES
 

A week in black history

Feb. 21
1965
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), American black nationalist, is assassinated.

Feb. 22
1841
Grafton Tyler Brown, one of California's first African-American painters, is born.

Feb. 23
1868
Dr. William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Feb. 24
1811
Daniel A. Payne, clergyman, historian and first African-American college president, is born.
1966 Military leaders oust Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, while he is in Peking, China on a peace mission to stop the Vietnam war.

Feb. 25
1978
Daniel "Chappie" James, first African-American four-star general, dies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Feb. 26
1966
Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board.

Feb. 27
1988
Debbie Thomas, figure skater, becomes the first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.

Feb. 28
1948
Sargeant Cornelius F. Adjetey becomes the first martyr for national independence of Ghana.






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