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
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.