black history month
One of the first successful open heart surgeries was performed by the first African American cardiologist, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams.
Did you know some pioneers of the hardcore punk movement were black? Bad Brains, a D.C. based punk band got it’s start in 1978.
Eighty-years-old and still performing, Dick Gregory is known as the first black comedian to play to both black and white audiences.
Sir Sidney Poitier — actor, director, author and diplomat — became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field in 1963.
Satchel Paige was the first player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame based upon his play in the Negro Leagues.
Harmony Evans, author of the Harlequin Kimani Romance books, praises Morrison’s ability to make black literature accessible to everyone.
It took a while, but with the release of the 2009 Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog,” black children finally found a princess who looks like them.
Common speaks to WPGC’s Aladdin “Prince of the Airwayz” at Howard University for the At&t 28 day series about his feelings on the death [photogallerylink id=102428]of Whitney Houston and more…
WPGC celebrates Black History Month by highlighting the first IHOP to open in D.C. owned by an African-American family. Guy Lambert talks to the Jackson family who opened up two locations in the district and […]
Would you be surprised if I were to tell you that PG county was a pioneer in black aviation before WWII? That’s right, in 1941 the first black owned [photogallerylink id=99117]and operated air field was […]