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Black Facts for February 22
1989 - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first rap Grammy for the hit single "
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first rap Grammy for the hit single "Parents Just Don't Understand."
1950 - Birthdday
Julius Winfield( "Dr.J") Erving, 49, former basketball player, born Roosevelt, NY, Feb 22, 1950
1938 - Ishmael Reed, poet, born
Ishmael Reed, poet, born
1911 - On this day, the "Bronze Muse" died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Frances El
On this day, the "Bronze Muse" died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper wrote more than a dozen books, including 'Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects'(1854); 'Moses, a Story of the Nile'(1869);and 'Sketches of Southern Life'(1872). Harper was the most famous female poet of her day and the most...
1911 - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Passes
Activist and social reformer Francis Ellen Watkins Harper dies in her home in Philadelphia. Harper founderd the Naiontl Convention of Colored Women in 1864 and was involved in other projects for women's rights.
1898 - Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three
Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three daughters shot and maimed for life in Lake City, S.C.
1888 - Painter Horace Pippin born
In West Chester, Pennsylvania, African American painter Horace Pippin was born. Pippin is considered one of the major American painters of his period. One of his more significant works, "John Brown Going to His Hanging," is owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
1841 - Grafton Tyler Brown, lithographer and painter, bor
Grafton Tyler Brown, lithographer and painter, born
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