In honor of Black History Month, we seek to share with you some momentous occurrences for African-Americans in decades past and years remembered.

On this day, February 24th, in black history:

In 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became th first African-American woman to earn a medical degree by graduating from the New England Female Medical College.

In 1811, Bishop Daniel Payne, an educator of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and reformer,  was born.

In 1999, R&B singer Lauryn Hill wins five Grammy Awards, the most ever received by a woman.

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