IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2006, we have spotlighted
many titles by and about African Americans who have contributed both
historically and culturally to today's society. Theses titles range from
Biographies and Autobiographies to Fiction and Non-Fiction, as well as
Hardcover, Audio, Trade Paper, Mass Market Paperback, and Coffee Table
AFRICAN AMERICAN BLACK FACTS:
. February 23, 1868:
W. E. B. DuBois, important civil
rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP, was born.
. February 3, 1870:
The 15th Amendment was passed,
granting blacks the right to vote.
. February 25, 1870:
The first black U.S. senator,
Hiram R. Revels (1822-1901), took his oath of office.
. February 12, 1909:
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded by a group of concerned
black and white citizens in New York City.
. February 1, 1960:
In what would become a
civil-rights movement milestone, a group of black Greensboro, N.C., college
students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter.
. February 21, 1965:
Malcolm X, the militant leader
who promoted Black Nationalism, was shot to death by three Black Muslims.