Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Sun, 1605-02-06

    *The Palmares community in 1605 is celebrated on this date. This was a Brazilian settlement of runaway and freeborn African slaves.

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  • Wed, 1799-02-06

    *The birth of Alexander Pushkin in 1799 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Russian poet and the great-grandson of Abraham Hannibal, an...

  • Sun, 1820-02-06

    *On this date in 1820 the Mayflower of Liberia set sail. This was the first organized Black emigration back to Africa.

    It began when 86...

  • Wed, 1867-02-06

    *On this date in 1867. The Peabody Fund was established. The Peabody Fund provided monies for construction, endowments, scholarships, teacher and...

  • Mon, 1882-02-06

    *Anne Spencer was born on this date in 1882. She was an African American poet.

    From Henry County, Virginia, Annie Bethel Bannister was...

  • Sun, 1898-02-06

    Melvin Tolson was born on this date in 1898. He was an African American writer, educator, politician, and poet.

    From Moberly, Missouri...

  • Mon, 1905-02-06

    *Merze Tate was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American teacher and administrator.

    Vernie Merz Tate, daughter of Charles...

  • Tue, 1945-02-06

    *This date marks the birth of Bob Marley in 1945. He was a Jamaican singer and songwriter whose name more than anyone represents reggae music,...

  • Mon, 1950-02-06

    *Natalie Cole was born on this date in 1950. She was an African American singer, songwriter, and performer.

    Natalie Maria Cole was...

  • Mon, 1950-02-06

    *Natalie Cole was born on this date in 1950. She was an African American singer, songwriter, and performer.

    Natalie Maria Cole was...