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.
1. The RenaissanceSource:false
1923: The first Black pro Basketball team “The Renaissance” was organized on this day. (Photo: The Urban Daily)
2. The MiraclesSource:false
1960: ‘Shop Around’ by the Miracles was the #1 R&B song this day.
3. Joseph L. Searles IIISource:false
1970: Joseph L. Searles III became the first African American floor member and broker to the New York Stock Exchange on this day. (Photo: AP)
4. Prince Michael JacksonSource:false
1997: Michael Jackson’s first son was born, Prince Michael Jackson.
5. Ray CharlesSource:false
2005: The 47th Grammy Awards were dedicated in the memory of Ray Charles. He posthumously won five Grammy Awards while his album, Genius Loves Company, won a total of eight.