Today In History
‘Maggie Lena Walker, business and civic leader, opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA, on this date July 28, 1903. Walker was the nation’s first Black woman to head a bank.’
(photo: Maggie Lena Walker)
- CARTER Magazine
July 28, 2014

Today In History

‘Maggie Lena Walker, business and civic leader, opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA, on this date July 28, 1903. Walker was the nation’s first Black woman to head a bank.’

(photo: Maggie Lena Walker)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
'Rafer Lewis Johnson, U.S. Decathlon champion, set a world record in the decathlon by scoring 8,302 points on this date July 27, 1958.'
(photo: Rafer Lewis Johnson)
- CARTER Magazine
July 27, 2014

Today In History

'Rafer Lewis Johnson, U.S. Decathlon champion, set a world record in the decathlon by scoring 8,302 points on this date July 27, 1958.'

(photo: Rafer Lewis Johnson)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History We Honor Thelma Glass
'Thelma Glass was a member of the Women's Political Council during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Women's Political Council worked to correct the city's mistreatment of its black residents.' via Lloyd Gallman, Montgomery Advertiser
(photo: Thelma Glass)
- CARTER Magazine
July 26, 2014

Today In History We Honor Thelma Glass

'Thelma Glass was a member of the Women's Political Council during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Women's Political Council worked to correct the city's mistreatment of its black residents.' via Lloyd Gallman, Montgomery Advertiser

(photo: Thelma Glass)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History We Honor Charlie Parker
‘Charlie Parker was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz, and a central figure in the development of bop in the 1940s. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was idolized by those who worked with him, and he inspired a generation of jazz performers and composers’ via PBS
(painting: Charlie Parker by PacoCartoon)
- CARTER Magazine
July 25, 2014

Today In History We Honor Charlie Parker

‘Charlie Parker was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz, and a central figure in the development of bop in the 1940s. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was idolized by those who worked with him, and he inspired a generation of jazz performers and composers’ via PBS

(painting: Charlie Parker by PacoCartoon)

- CARTER Magazine

July 24, 2014

Pharrell Williams “Come Get It Bae”

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Today In History
‘Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, psychologist, was born in the Panama Canal Zone on this date July 24, 1914. Dr. Clark’s research, showing the psychological effects of prejudice on Blacks, was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.’
(photo: Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark)
- CARTER Magazine
July 24, 2014

Today In History

‘Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, psychologist, was born in the Panama Canal Zone on this date July 24, 1914. Dr. Clark’s research, showing the psychological effects of prejudice on Blacks, was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.’

(photo: Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
‘Baseball great Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date July 23, 1962. He is the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years. Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in American history.’
(photo: Jackie Robinson)
- CARTER Magazine
July 23, 2014

Today In History

Baseball great Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date July 23, 1962. He is the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years. Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in American history.’

(photo: Jackie Robinson)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
Danny Glover is an actor who was born on this date July 22, 1946 in San Francisco, California. Glover made his film debut in Places in the Heart (1984), but gained his first major success in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg. A versatile actor, Danny Glover has played villains and heroes in all types of films, notably in Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels (1989, 1992, 1998). In March 1998 he was appointed a United Nations goodwill ambassador. - via bio.com
(photo: Danny Glover)
- CARTER Magazine
July 22, 2014

Today In History

Danny Glover is an actor who was born on this date July 22, 1946 in San Francisco, California. Glover made his film debut in Places in the Heart (1984), but gained his first major success in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg. A versatile actor, Danny Glover has played villains and heroes in all types of films, notably in Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels (1989, 1992, 1998). In March 1998 he was appointed a United Nations goodwill ambassador. - via bio.com

(photo: Danny Glover)

- CARTER Magazine

J Dilla’s MPC Is Headed To The Smithsonian
At the 9th Annual “DC Loves DIlla” event, J Dilla’s mother “Ma Dukes” revealed that her son’s MPC sampler and custom Moog will be heading to The Smithsonian to be apart of the Museum Of African American History and Culture.
- CARTER Magazine
July 21, 2014

J Dilla’s MPC Is Headed To The Smithsonian

At the 9th Annual “DC Loves DIlla” event, J Dilla’s mother “Ma Dukes” revealed that her son’s MPC sampler and custom Moog will be heading to The Smithsonian to be apart of the Museum Of African American History and Culture.

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
'Stormy Weather, one of the most successful musicals, opened in New York City on this date July 21, 1943. It featured Lena Horne, “Cab” Calloway, Katherine Dunham, “Fats” Waller, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and the Nicholas Brothers.'
(photo: Stormy Weather Poster)
- CARTER Magazine
July 21, 2014

Today In History

'Stormy Weather, one of the most successful musicals, opened in New York City on this date July 21, 1943. It featured Lena Horne, “Cab” Calloway, Katherine Dunham, “Fats” Waller, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and the Nicholas Brothers.'

(photo: Stormy Weather Poster)

- CARTER Magazine