QMG celebrates our rich history during Black History Month, the history makers of the past, along with today's history makers! Proudly sponsored by Shipman Family Home Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
-February 1st, 1960- The Greensboro Four - David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, all from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in at Woolworth, for refusing to serve African Americans at it's lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South.
-February 2nd 1862 - District of Columbia Abolishes Slavery.
-February 2nd 1962 - Seven whites and four blacks were arrested after an all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J. city hall. Four black mothers were arrested after a sit-in at a Chicago elementary school.
-February 3rd, 1903 - Jack Johnson wins the Negro Heavyweight title.
-February 3rd 1920 - The Negro Baseball League is Founded.
-February 4th 1794 - France abolishes slavery. The nation has a lukewarm commitment to abolition and under Napoleon, reestablished slavery in 1802.