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Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

June 28: This Day In Black Music History  was originally published on

1. “Honey Boy” Edwards

“Honey Boy” Edwards

1915: Blues singer “Honey Boy” Edwards was born. He was one of the great Mississippi Delta blues men. He passed away in 2011 at age 96.

2. Tichina Arnold

Tichina Arnold

1969: Happy Birthday to actress and singer Tichina Arnold