April 22, 2024              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

April 22

Oscar James Dunn was elected Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana on this date in 1868.

Charles Mingus, bassist, composer, pianist, and bandleader, was born in Nogales, AZ, on this date in 1922. This jazz great played double-bass with the likes of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and Bud Powell.

Charles Hamilton Houston, Vice Dean of Howard University Law School and the first official NAACP counsel, died on this date in 1950.

Brailsford Reese Brazeal, Dean of Morehouse College and noted economist, died on this date in 1981.

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