Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
On Jan. 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first Greek-lettered African-American sorority, was founded on Howard University’s campus in Washington, D.C.
B.B. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush on Dec. 15, 2006.
Motown Record Company, the first large Black-owned music company in America, was founded on Dec. 14, 1959.
Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, on Dec. 13, 1967.
Ralph Joseph Bunche becomes the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.