The Shoo-Fly Regiment, a musical comedy by the Johnson brothers and Robert ("Bob") Cole, is produced on Broadway with an all-black cast.
W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) founds Horizon: A Journal of the Color Line, dedicated to racial equality.
Appointment of first black bandmasters to the U. S. Army and U. S. Navy.
W. C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues," composes "Mayor Crump Blues" for an election campaign in Tennessee.
Jazz saxophonist Lester ("Prez") Young born in Woodville, Mississippi (the birthplace of William Grant Still).