*Denzil Carty was born in St. John’s Antigua, British West Indies on this date in 1904. He was an African American minister and civic leader....
*On this date in1905, Rev. William Holmes Borders was born. He was an African American minister and activist and writer.
Born in Macon...
Edler Garnett Hawkins was born on this date in 1908. He was an African American minister and civil rights activist through the Presbyterian...
Alexander Memorial Baptist Church began on this date in 1908 when a group of worshipers left the First Baptist Church in Georgetown, Washington D...
*On this date in 1909, John Burgess was born. He was an African American bishop.
From Grand Rapids, Michigan, John Melville Burgess’...
*Rev. Avery Alexander was born on this date in 1910. He was an African American minister and activist in the struggle for civil rights for...
*Dr. M. Moran Weston was born on this date in 1910. He was an African American minister, businessman and civil rights activist.
On this date in 1910, Pauli Murray was born. She was an African American lawyer, poet, and minister.
Born in Baltimore, she began her...
Isaiah Newman was born on this date in 1911. He was an African American clergyman, civil rights leader.
Born in Darlington County SC....
This date marks gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s birthday in 1911. She was an African-American gospel singer, widely regarded as the best in the...
*This date in 1915 celebrates the birth of Rev. Floyd Massey Jr. He was an African American minister and teacher.
Born in Rock Hill, S....
*James B. Davis was born on this date in 1916. He was an African American gospel music singer and a founder of The Dixie Hummingbirds, one of...
*Claude Black was born on this date in 1916. He was an African American Baptist minister, activist and Politian.
Claude William Black,...
Rembert E. Stokes was born on this date in 1917. He was an African American bishop, educator, and administrator.
He received a Bachelor...
*Joseph Lowery was born on this date in 1921. He is an African American minister in the United Methodist Church and civil rights activist....
*Bessie Griffin was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American gospel vocalist.
Born Arlette B. Broil in New Orleans,...
*The Reverend John H. Cross, Jr. was born on this date in 1925. He was an African American minister and activist.
From Haynes, Arkansas...
*On this date in 1925 the New Everdale Baptist Church was built. This is one of the oldest Black churches in Alabama.
The founding of the Dixie Hummingbirds in 1928 is celebrated on this date. They are an African American Gospel singing group.
On this date in 1930, Barbara Harris, the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion, was born.
Harris was born in...
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