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FEBRUARY 25

1896 Ida Cox (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1861 Mary Elizabeth Bates (Wisconsin-born Surgeon, Children's Rights Advocate) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Medicine Child Advocacy/Children's Rights
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Elijah Muhammad (Georgia-born African-American Leader of the Nation of Islam) Elijah Muhammad Islam African-American Political and Social Leaders
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1870 Senator Hiram Rhoades Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, Is the First African American Sworn into the U.S. Congress Mississippi Political Leaders Hiram Revels U.S. Congress Famous African Americans Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1876 Governor James Smith Signs Legislation Creating Georgia's First anti-Abortion Law Georgia Government Abortion Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1948 Martin Luther King, Jr. Is Ordained as a Baptist Minister Georgia Political and Social Leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion. University of Georgia
1964 In Miami, Florida, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Knocks Out Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Championship Miami, Florida Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures History Channel BBC New York Times
1987 In UNITED STATES v. PARADISE Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action U.S. Supreme Court Decisions African American History Oyez

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