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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 the great Langston Hughes and countless other individuals and events.
Check out the facts below:
- In 1902 on this day in black history, one of the most famous poets, Langston Hughes was born in the year 1902. Hughes came from the Harlem Renaissance, the early stages of the Black Arts Movement.
- In 1965 on this day in black history, the Selma, Alabama demonstration ends in 700 arrest, including the arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- In 1967 on this day in black history, legendary poet Langston Hughes passed away at the age of 1862 – District of Columbia abolishes slavery
- In 1974 on this day in black history, the legendary show “Good Times” premiered on TV.
- In 1997 on this day in black history, the first 24-hour black movie channel BET Holdings and Encore Media Corp., launched BET Movie/Starz, the first 24-hour black movie channel.
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