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On this day in black history:

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 1992 Autherine Lucy Foster graduated from the University with a master’s degree in education. The same day, her daughter, Grazia Foster, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance.

1870
Black suffrage ~ The 15th Amendment, providing for Black suffrage, was ratified

1965

Geraldine McCullough ~ wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
1903
Jack Johnson ~ (first Black heavyweight champion) wins the “Negro Heavyweight Title”

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On This Day In Black History – February 3  was originally published on praisecharlotte.com