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 Arthur Ashe and Bob Marley.
Check out the facts below:
-In 1820 on this day, the first organized emigration of blacks from New York to Sierra Leone occurred.
-In 1867 on this day, the Peabody Fund for Black Education in the South was created.
-In 1898 on this day, Melvin B. Tolson (author, educator, poet) was born.
-In 1945 on this day, music great Bob Marley was born.
-In 1993 on this day, tennis great Arthur Ashe died.
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