Lincoln University Founded Apr29

Lincoln University F...

1854 – Lincoln University, a Historically Black College University,was chartered on April 29, 1954 in  Oxford, Pennsylvania. 1992 – The Rodney King Trial Verdict Announced – A Simi Valley jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of motorist Rodney King....

Motown Records is Formed

Motown Records was formed today in 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr.

Vanessa Williams Bor...

1963 – Vanessa L. Williams born Actress-singer and the first black Miss America Vanessa L. Williams is born in Millwood, New York. 1947 – Wilson Pickett born R&B singer Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama. 1938 – Country singer Charlie Pride born Country and...

Maurice Ashley Named...

 1999 – First Black Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, an immigrant from Jamaica, was 14 and living in Brooklyn, when he feel in love with the game of chess after reading a book about Paul Morphy, a 19th-century Louisianian who was America’s first great chess player. Ever since, Ashley...

Quincy Jones Born

1933 – Quincy Jones was born Quincy Jones, Music Impresario, Born March 14, 1933 in Chicago’s South Side. He first fell in love with music when he was in elementary school. He settled on the trumpet after trying nearly all the instruments in his school band. At the age of 18 he won a...

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