February 25, 2011

'Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first Black U.S. Senator today February 25, 1870.'

'Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist, was ordained a Baptist minister today February 25, 1948.'

'Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam today February 25, 1964 immediately after winning his first heavyweight title (KO of Sonny Liston, round seven).

(photo #1: Hiram Rhodes Revels/photo #2: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./photo #3 Muhammad Ali)

- CARTER Magazine

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