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January 2 - Cuba Gooding, Jr. Best known for his role as Rod Tidwell in the movie, "Jerry Maguire. January 4 - Grace Bumbry Considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation.
January 9 - Earl Graves, Sr. Author, publisher, entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder of Black Enterprise Magazine. January 10 - Max Roach Generally considered to be one of the most important drummers in history, he was born in January 11 - Mary J.
January 12 -Mordecai W. Johnson served as the first Black president of Howard University, from until She is best known for playing the role of Jordan Tate on the television series, " Baywatch," between and January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Perhaps the best-known leader of the Black American Civil Rights Movement during the s and s. The youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr.
King was murdered in Memphis, TN, April 4, January 18 - Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Dr.
January 19 - John H. She is known as the First Black woman to receive international distinction as a professional choral conductor. She is notable as a female choral conductor during the Harlem Renaissance. January 22 - Willa Brown Chapell Aviator, politician, educator and activist, Willa Brown gleaned strength and inspiration from the life work of Bessie Coleman.
Taylor is gained fame as the Editor-in-chief of the enormously popular magazine Essence magazine. She is a 4-time Grammy winner and the recipient of 17 Blues Music Awards. He is a blues singer and is sometimes referred to as the "Lion of the Blues.
She is most well known for her self-titled Television show, "Oprah," which became the highest rated talk show in Television History. She was the elected mayor of Washington, D. Best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance.
February 2 - William Artis Ceramacist and sculptor.
February 4 - Rosa Parks Civil rights activist. Best known as the "Mother" of the modern-day civil rights movement. February 6 - Melvin Tolson Educator and writer.
February 7 - Chris Rock Comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. February 8 - Gary Coleman Actor. Best known for her novel, "The Color Purple. February 13 - Emmett J. Scott Chief aide to Booker T. As company Vice-President, also helped establish Motown as one of the most powerful record labels in the world.
Best known as "Dr. Rated the number 1, pound-for-pound, boxer in the world, at one time. Known in some circles as "The Black Babe Ruth.The ASA, Australia’s only truly national songwriters’ association, is buoyed by power of the song and the extensive amount of talent to be found in this nation.
Welcome To The Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Studio. by Brother John December 12, pm. Coming Down’ a song about the Global Financial Crisis that was highly acclaimed and nominated in both the Australian Songwriting Awards (ASA) and The Independent Music Awards (IMA).
May 05, · Winners were named in the 24th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest , following performances by finalists on April 29 during the popular roots-oriented music festival held at the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
His awards include the Norwegian Grammy award Spellemannprisen” eight times, the latest for his outstanding recording of Grieg/Schumann piano concertos with Mariss Jansons and the Berliner Philharmoniker, released on EMI Classics.
The Nashville Songwriting Scholarship is an annual competition established in to encourage and support aspiring country music songwriters nationwide. The award commemorates Broadcast Music, Inc.
(BMI)’s 75th Anniversary year and pays homage to musical epicenter and “Songwriting Capital of the World,” Nashville, Tennessee.
By entering the American Songwriting Awards, entrant and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of ASA and its judges which are final and binding in all matters.