Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 22nd
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 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and more.

– On this day in 1888, legendary painter Horace Pippin was born

– On this day in 1911, activist and social reformer Frances Ellis Watkins Harper died

– On this day in 1938, poet Ishmael Reed was born

– On this day in 1950, legendary basketball player Julius “Dr J” Erving was born

– On this day in 1989, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the first rap Grammy for their single “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

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