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 11: This Day in Black History was originally published on

1. Otis Clay

Otis Clay

1942: Otis Clay, an R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music was born on this day in Waxhaw, MS. (Photo: Retna)