Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.
1. Otis Clay
1942: Otis Clay, an R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music was born on this day in Waxhaw, MS. (Photo: Retna)
2. S. Epatha Merkerson
2005: S. Epatha Merkerson stated in an interview regarding her latest project ‘Lakawanna Blues’ that she was really happy. ‘I’m 52 years old, I have hot flashes, and I’m the lead in a film’ she gushed.