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Black History Month – And on this day…..February 12

Written by on February 12, 2019

And on this day in 1793 – The US Congress passed the First Fugitive Slave Law, making it illegal to help or hide a runaway slave.

And on this day in 1900 – James Weldon Johnson wrote the song that would later become the Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and sing for a celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

And on this day in 1909 – W.E.B. Du Bois headed a meeting in Springfield, Illinois that served as a cornerstone of the NAACP.
And on this day in 1989 – Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the center for the Los Angeles Lakers set a NBA record for the most All Star games played in his 18th and his last in front of 44,735 fans.  Also, an NBA record in the Houston Astrodome.

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