This Day in Quiztory
#OTD Soprano singer Marie Selika Williams became the first black artist to perform at the White House.
#OTD Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University.
#OTD Record executive Dick Griffey, founder of SOLAR Records, was born in Nashville, TN. Actor Sinqua Walls narrates.
#OTD Denmark Industrial School, now known as Voorhees University, opened in Denmark, South Carolina.
#OTD The Washington Society of Colored Dentists, a precursor of the National Dental Association, was formed in the District of Columbia.
#OTD The Civil Rights Memorial, a granite fountain inscribed with the names of 41 martyrs of the movement, was dedicated in Montgomery, Alabama.
#OTD Andrew Hatcher was appointed associate press secretary under President John F. Kennedy making him the first African American to serve in the White House Press Office.
#OTD The first classes began at Howard University's newly established Medical Department with eight students and five faculty members.
#OTD Recording artist and four octave vocalist Minnie Riperton was born in Chicago, IL. Happy Heavenly Birthday!
#OTD The boxing world mourned the loss of heavyweight champion Smokin' Joe Frazier. Actress Tamara Tunie narrates.