tlcBlack History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.
1. 1971: Rozonda ‘Chili’ Thomas was born on this day.
2. John Menard
1869: John Menard became the first black to make a speech in Congress. (Photo: Tumblr)
3. Charlotte E. Ray
1872: Charlotte E. Ray graduated from Howard University School of Law on this day and became the first female admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. (Photo: NewsOne)
4. Dexter Gordon
1923: Jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon was born. He passed away in 1990.