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 Renaissance
1923: The first Black pro Basketball team “The Renaissance” was organized on this day. (Photo: The Urban Daily)
2. The Miracles
1960: ‘Shop Around’ by the Miracles was the #1 R&B song this day.
3. Joseph L. Searles III
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 Jackson
1997: Michael Jackson’s first son was born, Prince Michael Jackson.
5. Ray Charles
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.