Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 27th


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 Marian Anderson and Debi Thomas.

– On this day in 1833, Maria W. Steward became the first black woman to give public lectures.

– On this day in 1883, Walter B. Purvis patented the hand stamp.

– On this day in 1902, the first black soloist to perform at The White House, Marian Anderson, was born.

– On this day in 1964, black women’s rights champion Anna Julia Cooper died.

– On this day in 1988, Debi Thomas became the first black woman to win a winter Olympic medal.