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February 8, 2008

On This Day in Our History

Marcus Garvey, Black Nationalist, Pan Africanist, and founder of the United Negro Improvement Association and the "Back to Africa" movement, entered federal prison in Atlanta, GA, on this date in 1925. The Supreme Court refused to review his mail fraud conviction.

Harry S. McAlpin, National Negro Press Association White House correspondent and journalist with the Atlanta Daily World, became the first Black allowed to attend a White House press conference on this date in 1944.

Three South Carolina State students were killed during segregation protests in Orangeburg, SC, on this date in 1968.

Debi Thomas became the first Black to win the Senior U.S. Singles Figure Skating Championship on this date in 1986.

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