Black Music Month originated in 1979.  President 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 7: This Day in Black Music History was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Virginia Liston

Virginia Liston

1932: Virginia Liston passed away at age 42 (causes unknown). She was a classic blues and jazz singer and spent most of her career in Black Vaudeville. (Photo: YouTube)

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