March 2nd in Black History:
1867: U.S. Congress enacted charter to establish Howard University.
1919: The Associated Negro Press, the first National News Services for African Americans was established.
1955: 15-Year-old teenager Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to move out of her seat for a white woman on a public bus in Montgomery (this was 9 months before Rosa Parks made history)
1967: The Supremes recorded ‘Reflections’ and ‘The Happening’
1969: The #1 R&B song was ‘Everyday People’ by Sly & the Family Stone.
1990: Nelson Mandela was elected deputy president of the African National Congress.
2003: R&B singer Hank Ballard passed away.
2003: 50 Cent started a 9 week run at number one with ‘In Da Club’
2005: Jackie Robinson was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.