365 Black History: September 16 – In Living Color Wins an Emmy, BB King Born, Slavery Abolished & More


The 365 Black History serious is designed to give our community a chance to learn and appreciate the achievement, struggles and experience of our ancestors, inventors, business people, scientific, educators, children and more.

On September 16 in Black History

1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories.

1889 – Claude A. Barnett, founder of the Associated Negro Press, born.

1889 – William Foster, Negro Baseball League player, born.

1925 – B.B. King, legendary blues singer was born in Benna, Mississippi.

1937 – Orlando Cepeda, Negro Baseball League player, born.

1990 – Keenan Ivory Wayans’ In Living Color Wins an Emmy for Oustanding Comedy Series


Our history has a long, glorious and bright light that has shown since the dawn of time. However, it has long been hidden from us as if we were blind.

Now is the time to come together and consciously grow our understanding of our ancestors, culture, history and place in this world. The only way we can do this tie the knot of our past with our present to create the future we all desire.



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