The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 1999.
Voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer died on March 14, 1977, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
Fashion model Toccara Jones was born in Dayton, Ohio, on March 13, 1981.
The first Black Girl Scouts troop was formed on March 12, 1917.
A Raisin in the Sun, the first Broadway play produced by a Black woman, Lorraine Hansberry, debuted at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 11, 1959.
Tina Turner became the spokeswoman for Hanes Hosiery on March 9, 1996.