Black History Month

February 10, 2016

 Following the thread of yesterday's post:


Black History Month is upon us!  Every year I post a black history fact on my page in hopes of educating myself and others of lesser know black achievements.


Some people condone BHM because it gives African Americans a chance to throw their culture in other's faces and shame the white race.


I have never been an advocate for that black history month.  I interpret this time as a chance to become more familiar with our history and learn more about myself.


That being said, I want to provide a few music related BHM facts! in every web post this month.


BHM Fact #1:  Black Swan Records, founded in 1921 by Harry Pace in Harlem, was the first U.S. record label owned and operated by African-Americans. It was originally the Pace Phonograph Corporation and was renamed Black Swan Records after the 19th century opera singer Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, who was known as the Black Swan.



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