On this day in Black history…
1. 1974 – Grenada achieves independence from Great Britain
2. 1967 – Chris Rock Born
Comedian, author, recording artist, actor, and talk show host Chris Rock was born in South Carolina. He will become a critically comedian, hosting his self titled show on HBO. He will also bring to the forefront a boycott of the flag of his birthplace. He will star in and make a few movies of his own.
3. 1946 – Filibuster in U.S. Senate killed FEPC bill.
4. 1945 – Irwin Molison appointed judge of the US Customs Court.
5. 1926 – Negro History week originated by Carter G.Woodson is observed for the first time .
6. 1926 – Black History Week
Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.
7. 1883 – Eubie Blake born
Eubie Blake, pianist, born.
8. 1872 – Alcorn A&M College opened