Come Through, Black History Month
As we begin February, we commence the celebration of Black History Month. In honor of celebrating our history, we will highlight important pieces of Black History that have affected American and world history. Get ready to see the trailblazers, martyrs and revolutionaries and their momentous accomplishments as a way to not only remember their contributions but also to aspire us and generations to come. Happy Black History Month from Tha Afterparty to our community!
- In 1865, the 13th amendment was approved, ending slavery and John Rock became the first black attorney to argue in front of the Supreme Court.
- In 1902, poet, writer, social activist and playwright Langston Hughes was born.
- In 1926, Negro History Week began, which later became Black History Month.
- In 1965, a Selma, Alabama voter registration demonstration ended in 700 arrests.
- In 1974, the seminal black TV sitcom, “Good Times,” premiered.
- In 1997, BET Movie/Starz premiered — the first 24-hour black movie channel.
- In 2009, Mike Tomlin became the second black head coach to win the Super Bowl.