We salutes African Americans who've made & continue to make American history. To the artists, entrepreneur, business moguls, doctors and educators from the canvas to the stage.  To the poets, the authors, the inventors, innovators and trailblazers, we honor and remember them all, this and every Black History Month.

Happy Black History Month! According to Blackfacts.com it was on this day in black history.....

On this day Henry Lewis became the very first African American to ever lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.

The iconic singer/pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer on this day at the age of 45. The legendary singer became the first African-American to host a variety TV series in 1956. He's best known for his silky soft baritone voice and singles like "The Christmas Song," "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy."

New Orleans native and music legend, Louis Armstrong, scored his first and only number one record with "Hello Dolly."

After Sarah Roberts was banned from attending an all-white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit in the U.S.


For even more Black facts, click here.  Other sources on information found at Wikipedia.com, AfricanAmericanHistory.com and Biography.com.

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