May 21, 2018              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

May 21

Thomas "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist and composer, was born in New York City on this date in 1904. Waller is well-known for his songs "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose."

Christopher J. Perry, founder of the Philadelphia Tribune, died in Philadelphia, PA, on this date in 1921.

Charles Edward Alexander "Chuck" Berry recorded his hit tune, "Mabellene," on this date in 1955.

Elder Hawkins Garnet became the first black moderator of the United Presbyterian Church on this date in 1964.

Lowell W. Perry was confirmed Chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission on this date in 1975.

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