Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.
1. Jack JohnsonSource:false
1903: Jack Johnson became the first African American heavyweight Champion on this day. (Photo: NewsOne)
2. Emmitt SmithSource:false
2005: Emmitt Smith announced his retirement as NFL’s all-time leading rusher and called his 15-year career a tremendous ride.
3. Maya AngelouSource:false
2013: Maya Angelou’s annual special for Black History featured Oprah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Regina Taylor & diplomat Kofi Annan as the only male guest.