|On December 12, 1910, W. E. B. DuBois was made a Prince Hall Freemason when initiated into Widow Son Lodge #1|
From 1954 to 1961 he was the singer for the Count Basie Orchestra and rose to national prominence with Basie, who nicknamed him "The Number One Son" "Every Day I Have the Blues", recorded in 1955, was one of his many hit recordings. After leaving the Basie band, Williams had a successful career as a soloist at festivals, in clubs and on television.
|Ethel Ayler, Leslie Scott (left) and LeVern Hutcherson (right) arrive in Berlin for a second tour of concert performances of music from “Porgy and Bess” on December 12, 1955.|
|From left to right: Barbara Jordan, Vernon Jordan, and President Lyndon B. Johnson, December 12, 1972. LBJ Library photo by Frank Wolfe.|
|Michelle Obama chose a custom-made forest green dress by Cushnie et Ochs for the taping of "Christmas in Washington" at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. December 12, 2011.|
|Jet magazine, December 12, 1957 — Florette Townsend, Teen-age Fashion Designer|
|Al Green on the cover of Jet Magazine, December 12, 1974|
|Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy (Pivotal Moments in American History) by James T. Patterson. $12.67. Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 12, 2002).|