This Day in Black History: Jan. 4, 1985

This Day in Black History: Jan. 4, 1985

Singer Leontyne Price concludes her run as the title role in the opera "Aida," at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Also, the Congressional Black Caucus was organized in 1971.

Published January 4, 2012

Leontyne Price makes her farewell performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, singing the title role in Aida in 1985.


Also on this day, in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus was organized. The organization, representing Black members of the United States Congress, puts emphasis on creating economic opportunity, access to education and health care reform.


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Written by Britt Middleton

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