TODAY IN HISTORY FEBRUARY 14 Malcolm X lived in the East Elmhurst house with his wife, Betty Shabazz, and their four daughters in the 1960s. One of several attempts on his life was made during the time he lived there. The house was firebombed on Feb. 14, 1965. It was only a week later that Malcolm X was assasinated by three gunmen as he was speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan.
BLACK PAST PHOTO OF THE DAY: Born on this day in 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana, Huey P. Newton moved to Oakland, California, with his family at the age of three. Although functionally illiterate upon graduating from high school, Newton eventually enrolled at Oakland City College, where he campaigned successfully to have Black History included in the curriculum. In 1966, with Bobby Seale, Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH... Architect Paul Williams mastered the art of drawing upside down so that he could sit across from — not next to — white clients who didn’t want to sit side-by-side with a black person. #BlackHistoryMoment
On this day in #BlackHistory The Crisis Magazine honor our founder/founding editor W.E.B. Du Bois, on his birthday. As remarked once by Martin Luther King Jr. "history cannot ignore W.E.B. Du Bois because history has to reflect truth and Dr. Du Bois was a tireless explorer and a gifted discoverer of social truths. His singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people.