February 22, 1989 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first rap Grammy for the hit single or the hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
It was on February 15, 1968 when Henry Lewis becomes the first African American to lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.
On this day in 2005, Ray Charles wins eight posthumous Grammy Awards for his album Genius Loves Company.
On this date in 1904, the Attucks Music Publishing Company opened for business. This was one of the first African American music publishing businesses. Housed at 1255 Broadway in New York City, The Company was named after Crispus Attucks, the…