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.
The circumstances around his death are suspicious and many folks think he was murdered because of his activism and power.
He was also the first black manager in the major leagues.
by Kiki Robert Barisford Brown born 2/5/69 in Boston, MA. Singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, and dancer. Best known for founding … More
She became the first female black aviator in 1921 by obtaining an international aviation license.
She was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list, only the third woman. President Richard Nixon called her a “dangerous terrorist”.
During her life she had 4 novels published, most notably Their Eyes Were Watching God, and 50 short stories, plays, and essays.
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.
First woman to have five singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.