Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Tue, 1836-02-23

    *On this date in 1836, the Mexican army began attacking the Alamo. This saga of the American story is an important piece of African-American...

  • Sun, 1868-02-23

    *This date marks the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois in 1868. He was an African American sociologist, one of the most important Black protest leaders...

  • Tue, 1892-02-23

    *Agnes Smedley was born on this date in 1892. She was a White American activist. The daughter of a laborer, she was born in Osgood, Missouri...

  • Mon, 1925-02-23

    *Louis Stokes was born on this date in 1925. He is an African American politician and administrator.

    From Cleveland, Ohio, he was one of...

  • Wed, 1927-02-23

    *Nick Gabaldon was born on this date 1927. He was an African American Surfer and California’s first Black Surfing Legend.

    Born Nicolas...

  • Sat, 1929-02-23

    *Elston Howard was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American baseball player.

    From St. Louis, he graduated from Vashon High...

  • Tue, 1937-02-23

    *Claude Brown was born on this date in 1937. He was an African American writer and children’s advocate.

    From Harlem, Brown's early...

  • Mon, 1942-02-23

    *Haki R. Madhubuti was born on this date in 1942. He is an African American poet, essayist, and editor.

    Born Donald Luther Lee (Don L....

  • Fri, 1979-02-23

    *On this date in 1979, the first African-American man was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Lt....

  • Tue, 1982-02-23

    *The 1982 establishment of the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is celebrated on this date. It is the oldest and largest organization of...

  • Mon, 2004-02-23

    *On this date in 2004, Fifty U.S. Marines were headed to Haiti to protect their American Embassy and diplomats.

    This occurred at Cap-...