1941: Singer and first artist to record a hit for Motown, Barrett Strong, was born on this day. He is also a Grammy award wining songwriter and inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is 72 years old. (Photo: Retna)
Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.