This black history month we salute African Americans who've made American history.

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It was on this day that Roas Louise McCauley, better known as Rosa Parks was born.

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The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in honor of Sojourner Truth.  Truth was born Isabella Baumfree and later changed her own name to Sojourner Truth.  She was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.

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Also on this day in black history in 1794, France abolishes slavery. However, when Napoleon took over rule of the country he would reestablish slavery in 1802,  along with the re-institution of the "Code noir", prohibiting blacks, mulattoes and other people of color from entering French colonial territory or intermarrying with whites.