1988: World class figure skater Debi Thomas won a bronze medal on this day at the Winter Olympics. She was the first African American to win a Medal in any Winter Olympic sport. She is now a physician in Terre Haute, IN. (Photo: Tumblr)
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.