Black History Facts of the Day: Feb 3rd

Check out the facts below:

– In 1903 Jack Johnson became the first black Heavyweight Champion

– In 1956 Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first black student to attend the University of Alabama. She was expelled three days later “for her own safety” in response to threats from a mob.

– In 1964 NYC School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.

– In 1965  Geraldine McCullough Wins Widener Gold Medal

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