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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, Black History Month
We’ve seen police departments do stuff like this, but I don’t know if we’ve seen the Thanksgiving version before . . .A bunch of people in Fort Worth, Texas got pulled over for minor traffic violations on Wednesday . . . like not wearing a seatbelt, and not using their turn signal.
But instead of giving them tickets, the cops handed out Thanksgiving TURKEYS.
They did it in five different spots around the city, and it looks like they might have focused on lower income areas.
One of the cops told the local news it was a small way of reminding people that the cops are looking out for them.
And one guy who got a turkey said it was pretty inspiring, especially with how much hate there is around the country right now.
(Here are some photos of people getting turkeys.)
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, turkey drive