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2/6/1993 12:00:00 AM - Arthur Ashe dies

Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon.
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2/6/1972 12:00:00 AM - Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens

Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens, is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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2/6/1961 12:00:00 AM - Jail-in movement started in Rock Hill, S.C., when

Jail-in movement started in Rock Hill, S.C., when students refused to pay fines and requested jail sentences. Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee urged south-wide "Jail, No Bail" campaign.
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2/6/1945 12:00:00 AM - Bob Marley

Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae star is born.
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2/6/1933 12:00:00 AM - Walter E. Fauntroy born

Walter E. Fauntroy was born in Washington, D.C. He went on to become a District of Columbia delegate to the House of Representatives.
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2/6/1898 12:00:00 AM - Melvin B. Tolson, author, educator, poet, born

Melvin B. Tolson, author, educator, poet, born
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2/6/1870 12:00:00 AM - Jonathan Jasper Wright

On this day, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
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2/6/1867 12:00:00 AM - Peabody Fund established

The Peabody Fund for Black education in the South established.
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2/6/1820 12:00:00 AM - the Mayflower of Liberia

The first organized emigration back to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves.
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2/6/1820 12:00:00 AM - United States population: 9,638,453

United States population: 9,638,453. Black population: 1,771,656 (18.4 per cent). "Mayflower of Liberia" sailed from New York City with eighty-six Blacks. Ship arrived in Sierra Leone, March 9.
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