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.
Comedian Wanda Sykes was born in Virginia on March 7, 1964.
“An Evening With Diana Ross” aired on NBC on March 6, 1977.
The Postal Service issues a stamp in honor of Mary McLeod Bethune on March 5, 1985.
Miriam Makeba, renowned South African singer and civil rights activist, was born March 4, 1932.