Feb 13

On This Day In Black History: February 13

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1923;  The first Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance” organized.

 

1970;  The New York Stock Exchange admits its first Black member, Joseph Searles.

 

1635;  America’s first public school, the Boston Latin School, opened in Boston. Black students were excluded from attending.

 

1892;  The first African American performers, the World’s Fair Colored Opera Company, appear at Carnegie Hall.

 

1818;  Absalom Jones, the first African American Episcopal priest ordained in the U.S. , dies.

 

 

 

 

 

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