March 14th in Black History
1917: The 1st US Army training camp for ‘colored’ officers established.
1933: Quincy Jones was born.
1956: Satchel Paige signed with the Birmingham Black Barons.
1965: Montgomery bus boycott ends when municipal bus service is desegregated.
1966: Watts’ race riots erupted in LA.
1968: LIFE magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the most spectacular guitarist in the world.
1970: The #1 R&B song was ‘Rainy Night in George’ Brook Benton.
1977: Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer died.
1990: Michael Jackson was named Artist of the Decade at the annual Soul Train Awards show.
1998: ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’ by Will Smith went to #1.