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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 Toni Morrison and the Civil War.
- On this day in 1688, the first formal protest against slavery went on in Germantown, Pennsylvania
- On this in 1865, the rebels abandoned Charleston, South Carolina
- On this day in 1894, renowned architect Paul Revere Williams was born
- On this day in 1931, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Toni Morrison was born
- On this day in 1973, Harlem Renaissance artist, Palmer Hayden, died