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Black History Month – And on this day – February 20, 2019

Written by on February 20, 2019

And on this day in 1895 – Abolitionist Frederick Douglass died in Washington D.C.

And on this day in 1924 – Actor/Director Sidney Poitier was born in Miami Florida.  In 1963 he became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for his role as a drifter in “Lilies of the Field.”

And on this day in 1963 – Willie Mays signed a one year contract for $100,000 with the San Francisco Giants.

And on this day in 1965 – The Supremes released “Stop In the Name of Love” on Motown Records.  Also, on this day in 1971 they released Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”.


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