March 20th in Black History
1883: Carter Woodson received a Doctorate from Harvard University.
1915: Gospel great, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, was born.
1918: Black WACs, Soldier & Officer, Charity Adams Earley was born.
1950: Dr. Ralph Bunche received the Nobel Peace Prize.
1955: ‘The Blackboard Jungle’ starring Sidney Poitier premiered.
1957: Director Spike Lee was born
1964: Tracy Chapman was born
1970: Students went on strike at the University of Michigan demanding increased black enrollment.
1990: The Lakers retired Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s #33 jersey.
1991: Michael Jackson signed a $60M contract with Sony, the richest deal in recording history.