This Day in Black History

This Day in Black History highlights historical events and groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. Each day, BET.com presents a new historical fact and provides context for how these individuals and events influenced change. From the heroes of the Underground Railroad to the civil rights movement to the election of the country's first Black president, look back at how African-Americans have impacted the world.

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This Day in Black History: Dec. 15, 2006

B.B. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush on Dec. 15, 2006.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 14, 1959

Motown Record Company, the first large Black-owned music company in America, was founded on Dec. 14, 1959.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 13, 1967

Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, on Dec. 13, 1967.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 10, 1950

Ralph Joseph Bunche becomes the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

This Day in Black History: Dec. 1, 1957

Singer/songwriter Vesta Williams was born on Dec. 1, 1957.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 29, 1997

Eddie Robinson coached his last football game at Grambling State University.
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