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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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Laurence Dunbar.
- On this day in 1906, Paul Laurence Dunbar died at the age of 33.
- On this day in 1944, Alice Walker, the author of the Color Purple, was born.
- On this day in 1952, Ralph Ellison’s novel “Invisible Man” won the National Book Award
- On this day in 1965, Martin Luther King met with President Johnson to discuss black voting rights.
- On this day in 1995, astronaut Bernard Harris is the first black to take space walk.