May 10th in Black History:
FEATURED: Nelson Mandela
1837: P.B.S. Pinchback was born. He was the 1st African American to become governor (R) of a U.S. State. He served as the 24th Governor of Louisiana for 35 days (Dec. 9, 1872, to Jan. 13, 1873) (Died: 1921).
1931: Eunice Levy, 1/2 the R&B duo Gene & Eunice was born. (Died: 2002)
1934: Jayne Cortez was born. She was a poet, activist, small press publisher and spoken-word performance artist. (Died: 2012)
1936: R&B / Rock & Roll singer, songwriter, producer & pianist Larry Williams was born. (Died: 1980)
1938: Original member of the Spinners, Henry Fambrough, was born.
1941: Award winning actor Taurean Blacque was born.
1943: Award winning dancer/choreographer Judith Ann Jamison was born.
1951: Ron Banks, founding member of the Dramatics was born. (Died 2010)
1952: Sly Dunbar 1/2 of the prolific Jamaican rhythm section and reggae production duo Sly and Robbie was born.
1960: The Queen of Track Marlene Ottey was born in Jamaica. She has won 9 Olympic Medals, 14 World championships, Six World Indoor, Six commonwealth and two Pan American Games Medals.
1960: Actress Victoria Rowell was born.
1969: The Temptations & The Turtles played the White House upon the request of Tricia Nixon.
1975: Stevie Wonder & his band Wonderlove played for 125,000 at the Washington Monument as part of Human Kindness Day.
1994: Tupac Shakur began serving a 15-day county jail term for attacking director Allen Hughes on a video set.
1994: Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first Black President.