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.

February 10: This Day in Black History  was originally published on

1. Chick Webb

Chick Webb

1905: Jazz drummer and bandleader Chick Webb was born on this day in Baltimore. He suffered from tuberculosis of the spine, leaving him with short stature and a badly deformed spine. His doctor suggested he play an instrument to loosen up his spine. He played professionally for the first time at age 11. He passed away in 1939 at age 34. (Photo: YouTube)