March 25th in Black History
1931: Ida B. Wells passed away.
1931: The Scottsboro Boys (9 young blacks) were falsely accused with rape and sentenced to prison.
1942: Aretha Franklin was born
1958: James McDaniel was born.
1965: Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery.
1967: Olympic figure skate Debi Thomas was born.
1971: Sheryl Swoopes
1974: Lark Voorhies was born.
1983: The Jackson 5 reunited for the anniversary 25 Years of Motown.
1985: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack won the Oscar for the Best Original Score.
1985: Stevie Wonder rec’d an Oscar for his song ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You which he dedicated to Nelson Mandela.
1988: Robin Givens demanded full access to Mike Tyson’s money.
1991: Michael Jackson escorted Madonna to the Academy Awards.
1992: The National Asso. of Black-owned Broadcasters gave Michael Jackson a Lifetime Achievement Award.
1995: Mike Tyson was released from prison after serving three years.