Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 14th

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.