JS: A lot of people didn’t know that.
DL: Enlighten me, Jasmine Sanders, the top little known facts on black history month.
5. Ella Fitzgerald, known for having a remarkable three octave range, got her start at the Apollo Theater.
SW: Wow, I didn’t know that.
4. The father of renowned scribe, Langston Hughes discouraged his son from writing wanting him to take up a more practical vocation.
JS: Like get a job.
3.Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Lewis helped to end segregation in the U.S. Services while serving in the Army during World War II.
DL: Right. Because he was a black dude they loved and who could beat everybody up.
2.In addition to her career in Washington, D.C., Condoleezza Rice is an accomplished pianist who has accompanied cellist Yo-Yo Ma, played with soul singer Aretha Franklin and also performed for Queen Elizabeth.
DL: That’s nice, but if we could get Condoleezza Rice to meet Madam CJ Walker how come …
1. Mimi Smith is considered to be the first African American female artist to make a blues records with vocals. Crazy Blues released in 1920, she sold a million copies in less than a year.
JS: Without iTunes.