Written by KROV News Department on February 6, 2019
Black History Month – And on this day February 6……..
On this day in 1820, 86 free men and women left New York Harbor on a ship called the Mayflower of Liberia. They headed for the coast of the British Colony of Sierra Leone. It was the first organized immigration of blacks back to Africa.
On this day in 1961, students in Rock Hill South Carolina started the Jail in Movement by demanding jail terms rather than pay fines.
On this day in 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali won a 15 round decision over Ernie Terrell at the Houston Astrodome.
On this day in 1945, World renown legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley was born in Kingston Jamaica.