1898: Jazz legend Andrew Blakeney was born. He was a fixture of the New Orleans jazz scene for decades and was still active almost up until the time of his death in 1992. He was 94 years old. (Photo: Tumblr)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the music, the achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.