B.B. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush on Dec. 15, 2006.
Motown Record Company, the first large Black-owned music company in America, was founded on Dec. 14, 1959.
Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, on Dec. 13, 1967.
Ralph Joseph Bunche becomes the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Singer/songwriter Vesta Williams was born on Dec. 1, 1957.
Eddie Robinson coached his last football game at Grambling State University.