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Leela James and Daley

Apr 17 - 8:00 PM at House of Blues - Chicago

329 North Dearborn
ChicagoIllinois 60654

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Chicago R&B Spring Fest

K-Ci & JoJo, Monica & Jagged Edge

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 8:00PM

Chicago Theater

175 North State Street
ChicagoIllinois 60601

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Trey Songz

May 4, 2017 @ 8:00pm

House of Blues-Chicago

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Kem

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00pm

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

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Anthony Hamilton

June 2, 2017 @ 8:00pm

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

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Maxwell

June 12, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Clowes Memorial Hall

Indianapolis, IN

 

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This Week's Little Known Black History Fact

 

  • Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

     

    On February 12, 2009, the NAACP marked its 100th anniversary. Spurred by growing racial violence in the early twentieth century, and particularly by race riots in Springfield Illinois in 1908, a group of African American leaders joined together to form a new permanent civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). February 12, 1909 was chosen because it was the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

     

    Jack Johnson became the first African-American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908. He held on to the belt until 1915.
    John Mercer Langston was the first black man to become a lawyer in Ohio when he passed the Bar in 1854. When he was elected to the post of Town Clerk for Brownhelm, Ohio in 1855 Langston became one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America. John Mercer Langston was also the great-uncle of Langston Hughes, famed poet of the Harlem Renaissance.

     

    Thurgood Marshall was the first African American ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and served on the Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991.


    George Washington Carver developed 300 derivative products from peanuts among them cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils and cosmetics.

     

    Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American ever elected to the United States Senate. He represented the state of Mississippi from February 1870 to March 1871.

     

    Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives. She was elected in 1968 and represented the state of New York. She broke ground again four years later in 1972 when she was the first major party African-American candidate and the first female candidate for president of the United States.

 

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