March 19th in Black History
1872: T.J. Boyd rec’d patent for an apparatus for detaching horses from carriages.
1883: The shoe-lasting machine was invented by Jan Matzeliger.
1897: Jackie ‘Moms’ Mabley was born.
1921: Opera singer Robert McFerrin, Sr. was born.
1939: Langston Hughes founded the New Negro Theater.
1946: Ruth Pointer was born.
1968: Howard Univ. students seized the Administration bldg. and demanded campus reform and black-oriented curriculum.
1971: Rev. Leon Sullivan was elected to the board of directors of GM.
1975: James B. Parsons appointed as Chief Judge of a federal court.
1995: Michael Jordan rejoined the Chicago Bulls after 17 months.
2007: Luther Ingram passed away.