Black History Month – February 24, 2017
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.....
1999 - Lauryn Hill wins five Grammy's
Singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and actress won five Grammy's on this day in 1999 for her one and only solo studio album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In addition Hill won including Album of the Year and Best New Artist for the critically acclaimed album. The Fugees singer became the first woman to win that many Grammy's in one night.
1940 - Heavy weight boxing great Jimmy Ellis is born
James Albert Ellis, better known as Jimmy Ellis, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Ellis won the WBA World Championship after beating Jerry Quarry in April 1968. He fought all the greats like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Earnie Shavers and more, before retiring at the age of 35 in 1975. Ellis died do to dementia complications at the age of 74 in 2014.
1864 - Rebecca Lee Crumpler receives her M.D.