Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April in Black History

Today in Black History

Each month we'll list daily black history notes for the month.  Here's what happened in April in Black History:

On April 27 in Black History Month…
In 1882, Jesse Redmon Fauset was born in Snow Hill, NJ. She was an African American novelist, critic, poet, and editor known for her discovery and encouragement of several writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

On April 16 in Black History Month…
In 1924, Don Redman performed the first recorded scat vocals while a member of Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra. Scat singing is an improvised vocal instrumentation composed of nonsense syllables. Don Redman scatted a few bars of "My Papa Doesn't Two-Time No Time," recorded in New York by Columbia. Although Louis Armstrong is generally credited with having recorded the first scat vocals, Don Redman actually preceded him by two years.  http://experiencinghistory.blogspot.com/2012/04/scatgiving-songs-flavor.html

On April 14 in Black History Month…
In 1924, Robert Mugabe was born. He is an African politician and revolutionary leader and president of Zimbabwe. An educator by trade and a politician by practice, Mugabe has been the preeminent political leader in Zimbabwe for nearly two decades.  http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/robert-mugabe-typical-politician
"Jug" Gene Ammons
In 1873, the Slaughterhouse cases were decided by the Supreme Court. These had a profound affect on former Black slaves and the Fourteenth Amendment of the American Constitution. Read more here:http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/supreme-court-rules-slaughterhouse-cases
In1955, Elston Howard became the first Black man to play for the New York Yankees baseball team.
In 2002, Tiger Woods won his third master golf tournament.
In 1925, Saxophonist Gene "Jug" Ammons was born. Known by his nickname Jug, Ammons was the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. The younger Ammons worked with the big band of Billy Eckstine from 1944 through 1947. At that time the band included most of the great boppers of the time (Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro and Art Blakey).

On April 2 in Black History Month…
In 1918, Artist Charles White was born in Chicago, IL.

On April 1 in Black History…

In 1905, Clara McBride Hale was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Hale founded Hale House, a home for infant children of drug addicts located in Harlem, NY. By 1991, Hale House cared for approximately 1,000 infants and toddlers. During her distinguished career, Hale received numerous honors and awards for her community service. She received an honorary doctorate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and public service awards from the National Mother’s Day Committee and the Truman Award for Public Service. In 1985, during his State of the Union Address, President Ronald Reagan referred to Hale as an “American hero” for her commitment to at-risk children.The Hale House continues taking care of children today.  http://halehouse.org/?page=home  Read more here:  

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