Fats Domino Born

1926 – Theodore “Georgia Deacon” Flowers  becomes first Black middle-weight boxing champion. In front of a crowd of 16,311 at Madison Square Garden, Flowers defeated champion Harry Greb by unanimous decision to take the belt. [wp_ad_camp_1] 1928 –...

Toni Morrison Born

[wp_ad_camp_1]1931 – Toni Morrison born Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford) was born on this day. [wp_ad_camp_2]1894 – Paul Revere Williams, renowned architect, born Paul Revere Williams, renowned architect,...

Nat King Cole Dies

[wp_ad_camp_1] 1965 – Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Santa Monica, California. [wp_ad_camp_2]1964 – Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” recording...

Chris Rock Born

1872 – Alcorn A&M College (now known as Alcorn State University was founded in Mississippi. Alcorn is a public, historically black, comprehensive, land-grant institution located northwest of Lorman, Mississippi, approximately 80 miles southwest of Jackson, Mississippi....

Oprah Winfrey Born

[wp_ad_camp_1]1954 – Oprah Winfrey birthday American television personality whose syndicated daily talk show is among the most popular was born in Kosciusko, Miss. [wp_ad_camp_2]1926 – Violette Neatley Anderson Violette Neatley Anderson is the first African American woman admitted...

Ralph Ellison wins N...

[wp_ad_camp_1] Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel, Invisible Man, wins the National Book Award. Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel, Invisible Man, wins the National Book Award. [wp_ad_camp_2]1972 – Mahalia Jackson Gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson dies this day in Evergreen Park,...