- Joe Frazier Knockout Jimmy Ellis in New York to become the world heavywieght boxing champion in 1970
- Wilt Chamberlian became the first black to score 30,000 points in only 941 games during the year 1972
- Henry Lewis was named Director of the New Jersey Symphony on this date 1968. Lewis was first black to direct the orchestra
- Kweisi Mfume Became President and CEO of the NCAACP on this Date
- Dr. George Washington Carver, scientist and discoverer of over 300 products of peanut butter was success in Getting a Branch Agricultural Experiment station and Agricultural school at Tuskegee normal school in 1897
- Mammie Smith became the first black women to record a in 1920 the song ” You Cant Keep a Good Man Down” & ” This Thing Called loved we hit songs for the Vocalist.
- Fredrick Douglas Became was born on this date in Tuckahoe Md, in 1827
- Morehouse College was founded in Atlanta, as the Augusta Institute on this date in 1867
On This Date :
- Barack Obama won his 2nd grammy for the best spoken word album in 2008
- Roberta Flack famous singer known for songs like “Where is The Love” & Killing me Softly was born in 1939
- Ronald H Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National commitee in 1989 , He would be the first black to head a political party
Famous pianist & music composer James Hubert ” Eubie” Blake Was Born in Baltimore Maryland Today in 1883
He began playing professionally at age fifteen in a local Baltimore nightclub. In 1915 he began a partnership with Indiana native Noble Sissle (1889-1975).
The songwriting team of Sissle and Blake had immediate success with “It’s All Your Fault,” which was performed first by the famous vaudeville singer, Sophie Tucker. The team journeyed to New York in 1916 and began playing with the James Reese Europe Society Orchestra.