2. The Jackson 5 Make Their Debut Television Appearance at the Miss Black America Pageant - 1969
The Miss Black America Pageant is a milestone achievement in itself, but the Jackson 5 making their first steps on television during the 1969 ceremony is a memorable moment on its own. As they performed their classic hit, “It’s Your Thing,” we got to see the humble beginnings of a young Michael Jackson. Whether or not he was conscious of the legacy he and his brothers were laying down with this one performance, MJ was, in fact, setting the tone for decades of hits to come. This will forever go down as not only a monumental moment in music, but also in black history as a whole.