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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Capital Savings Bank of DC
Capital Savings Bank of DC
1888: first bank for blacks organizied The Capital Savings Bank of Washington DC
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and a jazz recording of his was the first of its kind to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Marsalis is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (pianist), grandson to Ellis Marsalis, Sr., and brother to Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), Mboya, and Jason (drummer).
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Vickie Winans
Vickie Winans
Vickie Winans (born Viviane Bowman on October 18, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American Gospel recording artist. The seventh of twelve children. June 1978, she married Marvin Winans of the popular gospel group, The Winans. Her career includes Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, a Stellar Award for Album of the Year, and an Excellence Award for Best Female Contemporary Artist.
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Ntozake Shange
Ntozake Shange
Shange was born Paulette L. Williams in Trenton, New Jersey, playwrite and author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

LaWanda Page
LaWanda Page
LaWanda Page (October 19, 1920 – September 14, 2002), born Alberta Peal, was an American actress and comedienne best known for her portrayal of Aunt Esther in the 1970s TV sitcom Sanford and Son.
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
opens in Othello at the Shubert Theater in New York
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Wilbert Hart
Wilbert Hart
Wilbert Hart born October 19, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA , is an original member of the Delfonics. A vocal trio made up of brothers William and Wilbert Hart and Overbrook high school friend Randy Cain.
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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (October 20, 1971) and named after his stepfather, he is better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg. He is an American rapper, record producer, marijuana activist, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés.
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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Mutual Life Insurance Co
Mutual Life Insurance Co
first black owned insurance company founded Mutual Life Insurance Co of North Carolina
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Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
(born October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) Trumpeter and Pioneer of bebop music. Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children
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