Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 20th
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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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 Sidney Poitier and Frederick Douglass.

– On this day in 1895, abolitionist Frederick Douglass died

– On this day in 1927, legendary actor Sidney Poitier was born

– On this day in 1929, writer Wallace Thurman’s play opened in Harlem

– On this day in 1963, NBA legend Charles Barkley was born

– On this day in 1991, 8 African Americans won Grammy Awards

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