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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 Richard Allen, Gregory Hines and more.
- On this day in 1760, African-American bishop Richard Allen was born in Philadelphia.
- On this day in 1817, abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass was born.
- On this day in 1867, Morehouse College was organized.
- On this day in 1936, the National Negro Congress organized in Chicago
- On this day in 1946, legendary performer Gregory Hines was born.