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1991 - African Americans win eight Grammys

African Americans win eight Grammys
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1968 - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstrations

State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstrations at Alcorn A&M College.
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1963 - Birthday

Charles Wade Barkley, 36, basketball player, born Leeds, AL, February 20, 1963
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1936 - Death of John Hope

Death of John Hope (67), president, Atlanta University.
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1936 - Jazz singer Nancy Wilson born

Jazz singer, actress, Nancy Wilson born in Chillicothe, Ohio
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1931 - Army Lt. Gen. Emmett Paige, Jr. born

Army Lt. Gen. Emmett Paige, Jr. born in Jacksonville, Florida
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1929 - Writer Wallace Thurman's play Harlem opens in NYC.

Writer Wallace Thurman's play Harlem opens in NYC. It is the first successful play by an African American playwright.
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1927 - Sidney Poitier born

2/20/1927: On this day Sidney Poitier, who will be the first AfricanAmerican to win an Academy Award in a starring role, is born in Miami, Fl. (Can you name the movie he received the Academy Award for?)
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1900 - J.F. Bickering patents airship invention

J.F. Bickering patents airship invention
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1895 - Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Anacostia

Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Anacostia Heights, District of Columbia. Douglass was the leading Black spokesman for almost fifty years. He was a major abolitionist and a lecturer and editor.
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1869 - Tennessee Governor W.C. Brownlow declares martial law

Tennessee Governor W.C. Brownlow declared martial law in nine countries in Ku Klux Klan crisis.
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