March 12th in Black History:
1897: Langston University was founded.
1926: The Savoy Ballroom opened in Harlem, New York.
1932: Former Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young was born
1940: Al Jarreau was born
1955: Jazz great Charlie Parker passed away
1957: Courtney B. Vance was born
1958: Billie Holiday was sentenced to a year probation for narcotics possession.
1960: Darryl Strawberry was born.
1964: Malcolm X resigned from the Nation of Islam
1982: Charles Fuller won the Pulitzer Prize for ‘A Soldier’s Play’
2003: Actress Lynn Thigpen passed away.