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Woodsona noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

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Spurred by growing racial violence in the early twentieth century, and particularly by race riots in Springfield, Illinoisa group of African-American leaders joined together to form a new permanent civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP.

February 12,was chosen because it was the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. He held Interesting facts about african americans the belt until John Mercer Langston was the first black man to become a lawyer when he passed the bar in Ohio in When he was elected to the post of Town Clerk for Brownhelm, Ohio, in Langston became one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America.

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Thurgood Marshall was the first African American ever appointed to the U. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnsonand served on the court from to George Washington Carver developed derivative products from peanuts among them cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils and cosmetics.

He represented the state of Mississippi from February to March She was elected in and represented the state of New York.

She broke ground again four years later in when she was the first major party African-American candidate and the first female candidate for president of the United States. Walker was born on a cotton plantation in Louisiana and became wealthy after inventing a line of African-American hair care products. Interesting facts about african americans established Madame C. Walker Laboratories and was also known for her philanthropy.

The black population of the United States in was 4. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to go into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.