Today – February 23


Today’s Memorable U. S. Events

  • Feb 23 1861 – Texas is the 8th state to secede from the Union in the lead up to the Civil War
  • Feb 23 1836 – The siege of the Alamo begins

Notable U. S. Birthday

W. E. B. Du Bois – Early civil rights activist

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of ...
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1918.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. Historian David Levering Lewis wrote, “In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism— scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity.

Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia

World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)
Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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