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Events in African American History for February 26

1. In 1926, Theodore “Georgia Deacon” Flowers wins middleweight boxing title.

2. In 1930,  “The Green Pastures” opened at mansfield Theater.

3. In 1964, The Kentucky boxer known to all as Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali as he accepted Islam and rejected Christianity. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and in peace…I’m not a Christian anymore.”

4. In 1966,  Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

5. In 1985,  On this day at the Grammy Awards ceremony, African-American musicians won awards in several categories. Lionel Richie’s “Can’t Slow Down” won best album of 1984. Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” took the best record slot and earned her the title Best Female Pop Vocalist. The Pointer Sisters won best Pop Group for “Jump.”

trayvon martin

In 2012, Trayvon  Martin   a 17-year-old African American from Miami Gardens, Florida,  was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a thug acting as a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida. Martin had gone with his father on a visit to his father’s fiancée at her townhouse at The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford.  On that evening, Martin went to a convenience store and purchased candy and a canned drink. As Martin was returning home, her was murdered my Zimmerman.

It’s Not What It Seems

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For February 07

What's The Word?

1. Eubie  Blake (James Hubert Blake), famed pianist  “Charleston Rag at 98 years old

2. Earl King (Earl Johnson), Rhythm and Blues Guitarist   “Things I use to do“, “Three Knocks On My Door

3. King Curtis (Curtis Ously), #1 Saxophonist of the ’60s (Soul Serenade)

4. Chris Rock, comedian-actor (CB-4), “Chris Rock says who the most racist people are

5.  Allen Bernard West, Republican U.S. Representative who represents Florida’s 22nd congressional district, serving since January 2011. He is the first African-American Republican Congressman from Florida since Josiah T. Walls left office in 1876 near the end of Reconstruction.

West served in the United States Army in Iraq and was a civilian adviser in Afghanistan. With 20 plus years of active duty service in the United States Army, he achieved the rank of  lieutenant colonel, electing to retire after an investigation of his conduct during the interrogation of a detainee in Taji, Iraq.

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