Category: Theatre/the Arts

  • Sun, 1917-11-11

    *Margaret Burroughs was born on this date in 1917. She was an African American artist, historian, teacher and writer.

    Margaret Taylor-...

  • Tue, 1918-04-02

    *On this date Charles White was born in 1918. He was an African American graphic artist, painter, and instructor.

    From a broken home in...

  • Mon, 1918-04-15

    This date in 1918 marks the birth of Hilda Simms. She was an African American stage and film actress.

    Born Hilda Moses in Minneapolis,...

  • Thu, 1918-10-17

    *Eugene Grigsby Jr. was born on this date 1918. He was an African American artist, and educator.

    From Charlotte, North Carolina,...

  • Fri, 1919-01-17

    *The Black Bottom dance is celebrated on this date. This is one of many dances brought from African culture through Blacks during and after...

  • Sat, 1919-03-22

    *Lorenzo Fuller was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American musician and entertainer.

    From Stockton, Kansas Lorenzo Dow...

  • Tue, 1919-04-15

    Loften Mitchell was born this date in 1919. He was an African American playwright, historian, and writer.

    From Columbus, North Carolina...

  • Sun, 1919-06-29

    Lloyd Richards was born this date in 1919. He was an African American film, theater, and video director.

    He was born in Toronto, Canada,...

  • Sun, 1919-10-05

    *Joe Nash was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American dancer, archivist of African American dance and essayist.

    From New...

  • Sat, 1919-10-18

    *Ella Williams was born on this date in 1919. She was an African American operatic soprano, and the first African American to have received a...

  • Sat, 1919-11-29

    *Pearl Primus was born on this date in 1919. She was a Trinidadian American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist. Her work helped establish...

  • Thu, 1920-01-22

    *On this date, William Warfield was born in 1920. He was an African American Vocalist and singer.

    Warfield was the eldest of five sons...

  • Mon, 1921-01-31

    *Carol Channing was born on this date in 1921. She is an African American actress.

    She was born in Seattle, Washington. When she left...

  • Sat, 1921-03-19

    *Robert McFerrin, Sr. was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American operatic baritone and the first African-American man to sing at...

  • Mon, 1921-03-21

    *On this date we recall the birth of Harold Nicholas in 1921. He was an African American dancer specializing in Tap.

    From Winston-Salem...

  • Sun, 1922-01-22

    *On this date from 1922 we celebrate the opening of the Lincoln Theater.

    Located in Washington, D.C. The Lincoln Theater was the center...

  • Sat, 1922-03-11

    *Vinnette Carroll was born on this date in 1922. She was an African-American actress, playwright, and director from New York City.

    Her...

  • Sun, 1922-10-22

    *Jane White was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American stage actress and dancer.

    From New York City she was the...

  • Sun, 1924-04-13

    On this date in 1924, John Biggers was born. He was a gifted, African American artist.

    From Gastonia, North Carolina, he was born in a...

  • Sat, 1925-03-28

    *This date marks the birth of Ed Wilson in 1925. An African American sculptor, he was known for figurative works that are typically created in...