In honor of Black History Month, we seek to share with you some momentous occurrences for African-Americans in decades past and years remembered.

On this day, February 8th,  in black history:

In 1924, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, an activist and lawyer who challenged state segregation laws in the Midwest by applying for admission to the University of Oklahoma Law School, was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

In 1944, Harry S. McAlpin became the first Black reporter allowed to enter a White House press conference.

In 1968, nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers fired into an unarmed mob protesting local segregation at a bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Three South Carolina students were killed.

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