January 27, 2015              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

"On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events"

This free, daily Black History facts website contains over 2,000 entries delivering Black History every day of the year searchable by date or keyword. The calendar features many major Black achievements and important dates in Black History including ideas, inventions, and leadership by Black people that have helped propel America to prominence and helped mankind world-wide.
January 27

Will Marion Cook, musical composer/conductor and developer of the syncopated ragtime style, was born in Detroit, MI, on this date in 1869.

Leontyne Price, world-renowned opera singer, made her formal debut at the Metropolitan Opera House on this date in 1961. Price played "Lenora" in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Mahalia Jackson, perhaps the world's greatest gospel singer of all-time, died in Evergreen Park, IL, on this date in 1972.

Drew Days was selected as the first Black Assistant Attorney General in charge of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Justice on this date in 1977.

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