This Day in Black History

On This Day in Black History:

On February 9, 1995, Bernard Harris became the first black astronaut to take a spacewalk.

Famous Blacks Born Today

February 9, 1944 – Famous author of the Color Purple Alice Walker was born

February 9, 1943 – Singer and songwriter Barbara Lewis was born

Little Known Black History Facts:

  • (1952) Author Ralph Ellison wins the National Book Award for “Invisible Man”
  • (1971) Leroy “Satchel” Paige is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame