*1900: Anti-lynching bill to make lynching a federal offense was proposed. The bill didn’t pass committee.
*1920: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded.
*1986: King Holiday was first celebrated.
*1993: Maya Angelou delivered poem at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration.
*2001: Colin Powell, the first U.S. Black Secretary of State, was sworn in.
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