This Day in Black History: Feb. 6, 1990

Barack Obama named president of the Harvard Law Review.

Posted: 02/06/2012 07:00 AM EST
Barack Obama

Before he was the first African-American elected as president of the United States, then-Harvard student Barack Obama was named the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review on this day in 1990. The role is considered the highest student position at Harvard Law School.

 

Also on this day in 1945, reggae icon Bob Marley was born.

 

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