April 30: This Day in Black History
FEATURED: Zola Taylor
1862: The 1st black newspaper in the South (L’Union) was founded.
1863: Sarah Thompson Garnet became the 1st African American female principal in the New York City public school system.
1900: Railroad worker Wallace Sanders wrote the Ballad of Casey Jones.
1923: Jazz musician Percy Heath was born (Died: 2005).
1961: Isiah Thomas was born.
1962: Willie Mays hit four home runs.
1963: The Bristol Bus Boycott held in protest against Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews in the UK.
1967: Turbo B was born.
1982: Lloyd Banks was born.
1984: Blues legend Muddy Waters passed away.
1992: The 208th & final episode of the Cosby Show aired.
2007: Zola Taylor passed away. She was the original female member of The Platters from 1954 to 1962.
2007: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell passed away. He was 36 years old.
2012: Member of African National Congress Sicelo Shiceka passed away.