Madame Sul-Te-Wan, an African American actress, was born on on this date in 1873. Wan was the first black woman contracted to appear in one of...
Noble Johnson was born on this date in 1881. He was a nineteenth century African American actor and producer.
From Marshall, MO. Johnson...
On this date we recall the birth of Oscar Micheaux in 1884. He was an African-American novelist, businessman, and pioneer filmmaker, and was best...
On this date we celebrate the birth of Tim Moore, an African American actor and entertainer, in 1888.
Harry Roscoe "Tim" Moore was the son...
On this date, we mark the birth of Clarence Edouard Muse, born in 1889 in Baltimore. He was an African American lawyer, writer, director,...
Spencer Williams Jr. was born on this date in 1893. He was an African American film and TV actor and director.
Born in Vidalia, Louisiana...
This date marks the birthday of Hattie McDaniel in 1895. She was an African American actress, one of the greatest American character actresses...
Rex Ingram, an African American actor, was born on this date in 1895.
He was born on a houseboat on the Mississippi River near Cairo, IL...
Evelyn Preer was born on this date in 1896. She was an African American actress and singer.
She was the oldest of three children born...
Amanda Randolph was born on this date in 1896. She was an African American actress.
Born in Louisville, KY, she and her younger sister...
This date marks the birth of Ethel Waters in 1896. She was an African American entertainer, vocalist, and actress.
Born in Chester,...
*This date marks the birthday of Moms Mabley, born in 1897. She was an African-American vaudeville performer and comedian, the first African-...
Lillian Randolph was born on this date in 1898. She was an African-American actress.
Born in Louisville, KY, she and her older sister...
Ruby Dandridge was born on this date in 1899. She was an African-American entertainer.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Ruby Jean Butler was the...
Jester Hairston was born on this date in 1901. He was an African American choral composer and actor.
The grandson of slaves from the...
*On this date in 1901 Mantan Moreland was born. He was an African American actor.
From Monroe, Louisiana, Moreland ran away to join the...
*This date recalls the birth of Louise Beavers in 1902. Known for her character roles, she was an African-American film and television actress...
On this date in 1902, Step'n Fetchit was born. He was an African American actor known for his stereotypical film portrayal of Black minstrel...
*Vivian Harris was born on this date in 1902. She was an African-American Comedian, Chorus Girl and Longtime “Voice of the Apollo.”
*On this date in 1903, Fredi Washington was born. She was an African-American actress, writer, dancer, and singer.
From Savannah, Georgia...
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