black history month
On Feb. 5, Clifton R. Wharton Sr. became the first African-American U.S. ambassador to be appointed diplomat over a European country and Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Ala.
On Feb. 4, 1913, Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement was born in Tuskegee, Ala. and Warren Moon became the first black man to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
All month, WPGC will be celebrating Black History Month around Maryland, Virginia and the District. From educational tours to Worship Services and everything in between, see these great events that are fun and educational.
King, co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was at the forefront of demonstrations like the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.
Arguably the most powerful woman in media, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know Oprah Winfrey.
The Jackson Five are perhaps one of the most iconic groups in the music business.
In 1970’s New York, Herc used funk records and isolated the instrumental portion, focusing on the beat of the drums, known as the “break.”
Making a career as a professional basketball player for the Lakers, Magic Johnson was part of the historic “Dream Team” that went on to win gold at the 1992 Olympics.
Venus and Serena Williams have taken the world by storm with 22 Grand Slam titles between them.
Surviving an abusive childhood,Tyler Perry has gone on to do great things- tackling stage, screen and television with what is called the Gospel genre.