Today's Chronicle

  • Deacon Jones, "Minister of Defense"

    *Deacon Jones was born on this date in 1938. He was an African American football player, part time actor and philanthropist.

    David D. "...

  • An Orginal in Jazz, Donald Byrd

    *Donald Byrd was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American musician and music educator.

    From Detroit, MI., Donaldson...

  • A true original, Redd Foxx

    Redd Foxx was born on this date in 1922. He was an African American comedian and actor.

    Born in St. Louis, John Elroy Sanford (his birth...