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FEATURED: Huey Newton (Photo: AP)

1892: Minister & civil rights leader Vernon Johns was born (Died: 1965).

1922: Jazz great Charles Mingus was born (Died: 1979).

1935: Jazz double bassist Paul Chambers was born (Died: 1969).

1950: Civil rights attorney Charles Hamilton Houston passed away.

1960: Actress, model & Dancer Tatiana Thumbtzen was born. Best known for portraying Michael Jackson’s love interest in the video ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’

1961: Comedian and TV producer Byron Allen was born.

1967: Sherri Shepherd was born.

1978: 30,000 attended the One Love Peace Concert in Kingston headlined by Bob Marley to raise money for kids.

1978: ‘On Broadway’ by George Benson was released.

1983: Jazz great Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines passed away.

1988: James Ross (Drag Queen) was born.

1989: Co-founder of the Black Panther Party Huey Newton passed away.

2007: Juanita Millender-Mcdonald passed away. She served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1996 until her death.

April 22nd in Black History:  was originally published on