Friday, January 27, 2023
black facts
March 13: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”,1954
March 13, 2022
Muddy Waters' song, "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie man," charted on the R&B charts, 1954 ... read more »
March 12: “Grazing in the Grass”,1968
March 12, 2022
"Grazing in the Grass", a song that was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame was recorded by Hugh Masekela, 1968 ... read more »
March 11: A Raisin in the Sun, 1959
March 11, 2022
A Raisin in the sun, the first Broadway play produced by an African American woman debuted, 1959. ... read more »
March 10: Harriet Tubman Passes Away at the Age of 93, 1913
March 10, 2022
After letting those around her know, "I go to prepare a place for you," Harriet Tubman passed away at the age of 93, in 1913. ... read more »
March 9: “Bella Dear the Engineer”, 2018
March 9, 2022
STEM activist and author, Billye Boddie, published "Bella Dear the Engineer" to excite girls about STEM careers, 2018. ... read more »
March 8: Henry Marsh III, 1977
March 8, 2022
Activist and lawyer, Henry Marsh III, became the first African American mayor of Richmond, VA, 1977. ... read more »
March 7: Black College Anthem, 2021
March 7, 2022
Rapper Griot B's song, "HBCU There", aka the Black College Anthem, was featured during the 70th NBA All-Star Game halftime show, 2021 ... read more »
March 6: “A Change is Gonna Come”, 2007
March 6, 2022
The Library of Congress selected, "A Change is Gonna Come," to the National Recording Registry, 2007 ... read more »
March 5: Wiley G. Overton, 1911
March 5, 2022
Wiley G. Overton was sworn in as Brooklyn PD's first African American officer, 1911 ... read more »
March 4: Bobby Womack, 1944
March 4, 2022
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bobby Womack, was born in Cleveland, OH, 1994 ... read more »
February 28: Making History – Terrence Blanchard is the First Black Trumpeter and Composer at the Metropolitan Opera
February 28, 2022
Terrence Blanchard, 59, is the first Black Trumpeter and Composer to have his work performed at the Metropolitan Opera.  ... read more »
February 27: Susan Rice Was the First African American Woman to Serve as US Ambassador of United Nations, 2009
February 27, 2022
In 2009, Susan Rice was appointed by former President Barack Obama as the first African American woman to serve as the United States Ambassador of the United Nations.  ... read more »
February 26: Jackie Robinson Became the First African American to Play Major League Baseball, 1947
February 26, 2022
Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 5, 1947.  ... read more »
February 25: Kenneth Hahn Was the Only Elected Politician to Meet Martin Luther King Jr., 1961
February 25, 2022
Kenneth Hahn was the only elected politician to meet Reverent Martin Luther King Jr. at the airport when he visited Los Angeles in 1961. ... read more »
February 24: Tarana Burke Founded the #MeToo Movement, 2006
February 24, 2022
Tarana Burkę founded the #MeToo movement in 2006, creating a hashtag and a voice to the many untold stories of victims of sexual assault.  ... read more »

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