Aesop, an ancient and famous Black storyteller, was born on this day around 620 BC. Aesop is known for his stories, which are called "Aesop's...
Jupiter Hammonm a black poet and the first published black writer in America, was born on this date in 1711.
Hammon served several...
The birth of Ignatius Sancho, a Black writer, in 1729 is celebrated on this date. He was born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean from...
The birth of Lucy Terry, abolitionist, poet, and skilled orator, in 1730 is celebrated on this date. Although she was not a lawyer, she argued a...
*On this date in 1745, we remember the birth of Olaudah Equiano, an African slave, and author.
From Nigeria, Equiano, also known as (...
This date celebrates the birth of Phyllis Wheatley in 1753. She was a Black poet and one of the first Black woman poets recognized in the United...
*The birth of Austin Steward in 1793 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, businessman, administrator and biographer of his life as a...
*The birth of George Moses Horton in 1797 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black poet, and publisher.
Born in Northampton County, N.C...
*The birth of Alexander Pushkin in 1799 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black Russian poet and the great-grandson of Abraham Hannibal, an...
Alexandre Dumas was born on this date in 1802. He was a Black European who was one of the more prolific writers in the 19th century theater world...
Alexis de Tocqueville was born this date in 1805. He was a French journalist and abolitionist writer.
He was born in Paris to Herve-...
This date marks the birth of Henry Bibb in 1815. He was a Black author, editor, abolitionist, and advocate of emigration from the United States...
*The birth of Ann Plato around 1820 is celebrated on this date. She was a nineteenth century black educator and author.
Plato was born...
*Harriet Wilson was born on this date in1825. She was a black slave and author.
Harriet E. "Hattie" Adams Wilson was born in Milford,...
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born on this date in 1825. She was a Black poet, writer, and lecturer, as well as an anti-slavery, women's...
*On this date in 1826 James Bell was born. He was a black poet, laborer and abolitionist.
James Madison Bell was born in Gallipolis,...
The birth of Lucy Ann Delaney, an African-American writer, in 1828 is celebrated on this date.
Lucy Ann Berry was born a slave in St....
*Henry Clay Bruce was born on this date in 1836. He was a black writer.
Born a slave in Virginia, his mother told him he was born the...
On this date the Registry celebrates African-American poetry.
Through their culture and work, Black poets, forced by a dominant culture...
*Susan King Taylor was born on this date in 1848. She was a black writer.
Born a slave on the Grest Farm in Liberty County, Georgia, her...