May 29th in Black History:
FEATURED: Aaron McGruder (Photo: The Urban Daily)
1851: Sojourner Truth delivered her famous ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ speech at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.
1943: #1 R&B song – ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’ by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.
1943: ‘Paper Doll’ by the Mills Brothers charted reaching #2 R&B and #1 pop for 12 weeks.
1950: Rebbie Jackson was born.
1958: ‘Tears on My Pillow’ was recorded by Little Anthony & the Imperials and became their 1st million seller.
1961: ‘Quarter to Three’ by Gary U.S. Bonds was recorded. It went on to sell over a million copies.
1962: Buck O’Neil became the 1st black coach of the Chicago Cubs.
1965: ‘When a Boy Falls in Love’ by Sam Cooke was released on this day, six months after his death.
1968: Businessman and former NBA player Tate George was born.
1973: Tom Bradley was elected the 1st black Mayor of Los Angeles.
1974: Aaron McGruder of ‘Boondocks’ fame was born.
1975: Rapper Playa Poncho was born.
1975: Singer, dancer, actor & host Mel B was born.
1980: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. President of the Nat’l Urban League was critically injured in a attempted assassination on his life.
1984: NBA star Carmelo Anthony was born.
1989: Actor, dancer, singer, rapper Brandon Mychal Smith was born.
1993: Janet Jackson’s album ‘Janet’ reached #1 in England.