March 28th in Black History
1882: Elijah McCoy patented the Lubricator Cup. He was a mechanical engineer & inventor. The expression ‘the real McCoy’ originated from his invention, meaning real, authentic or of high-quality.
1939: The Harlem Renaissance won a World Championship.
1963: Bernice King was born.
1966: Bill Russell was named head coach of the Boston Celtics.
1981: Rick James charted with ‘Give It To Me, Baby.’
1984: Benjamin Mays, President of Morehouse College passed away.
1986: More than 6,000 radio stations of all formats played ‘We are the World simultaneously at 10:15 am EST.
1990: Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal.
1999: Freaky Tah passed away on this day.
2004: Condi Rice announced that she would not testify publicly in front of the independent September 11th commission.