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. Toni Morrision
1931: Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor and professor Toni Morrison was born on this day in Lorain, OH. (Photo: AP)
2. Damon Harris
2013: R&B singer (and former member of The Temptations) Damon Harris passed away, aged 62. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age
of 47 and formed a non-profit to heighten awareness of prostate cancer diagnoses and treatment.