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Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

February 28: This Day in Black History  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith

1971: Actress Tasha Smith was born on this day in Camden, New Jersey.

2. Native Son

Native Son

1940: Native Son by Richard Wright was published.

3. Ollie Matson

Ollie Matson

1959: NFL trade: The Chicago Cardinals traded Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players. When he retired in 1966, his career all-purpose yards were second only to Jim Brown. Matson was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.

4. Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong

1961: Actress Rae Dawn Chong was born.

5. Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

1976: Natalie Cole took home Grammy Awards for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female’ for the song ‘This Will Be’ on this day at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards Show.