March 13th in Black History
1773: Black pioneer & explorer Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable founded Chicago.
1869: Arkansas legislature passed an anti-Klan law.
1932: Publication of the 1st Black Daily Newspaper.
1951: Actor Fred Berry was born.
1957: John Lee, first Black commissioned officer in the US Navy assigned to duty.
1972: Actor & Rapper Common was born.
1980: Quincy Jones honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999: TLC went to No. 1 with ‘Fanmail’
2011: Guitarist Melvin Sparks passed away.