American History February Anniversaries

February 1 National Freedom Day (1865)
February 4 George Washington elected first President (1789)
February 4 Founding of the USO (1941)
February 11 51st Anniversary of the first American prisoners of war released from Vietnam (1973)
February 12 Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
February 14 Valentine’s Day February 20 President’s Day
February 22 George Washington’s Birthday
February 24 Rebecca Lee became the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree (1864)
February 27 Charlotte E. Ray becomes first black female lawyer (1872)
February Black History Month Theme for 2024 focuses on African Americans and the Arts. It highlights the art of resistance and the artists who used their crafts to uplift the race, speak truth

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