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On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.
Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Alcorn A&M College and Carter G. Woodson.
Check out the facts below:
-On this day in 1872, Alcorn A&M College was opened.
-On this day in 1926, Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.
-On this day in 1967, actor and comedian Comedian Chris Rock was born on this day in 1967.
-On this day in 1974, Grenada achieved independence from Great Britain.
-On this day in 2000 (while he may not be African American, he was popular amongst African Americans) rapper Big Pun died.