April 22nd in Black History:
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.