She wrote Mississippi Goddam after the deaths of Medgar Evans and the girls in the church in Birmingham and performed it during the march to Selma in 1965.
Category: black history
10 Things I Learned from “ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”
The circumstances around his death are suspicious and many folks think he was murdered because of his activism and power.
R.I.P. Frank Robinson: Black History Everyday
He was also the first black manager in the major leagues.
Happy 50th Birthday Bobby Brown
by Kiki Robert Barisford Brown born 2/5/69 in Boston, MA. Singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, and dancer. Best known for founding … More
Black History Everyday: Happy Birthday Bessie Coleman (R.I.P.)
She became the first female black aviator in 1921 by obtaining an international aviation license.
Black History Everyday: Happy 75th Birthday Angela Davis #WeAreEverywhere
She was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list, only the third woman. President Richard Nixon called her a “dangerous terrorist”.
Black History Everyday: Happy Birthday Zora Neale Hurston (R.I.P.)
During her life she had 4 novels published, most notably Their Eyes Were Watching God, and 50 short stories, plays, and essays.
Black History Everyday: Happy Birthday Madame C.J. Walker (R.I.P.)
She is listed in the Guiness Book of Records and others as the first self-made American Woman Millionaire, earning her money on her own, neither inheriting it nor getting it through marriage.
Black History “Erryday”: Happy 26th Birthday Cardi B
First woman to have five singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.