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Aaliyah

  • Tue, 1979-01-16

    Aaliyah was born on this date in 1979. She was an African American singer and actress.

    She was born Aaliyah Haughton in Brooklyn. She...

Aaron, Hank

  • Mon, 1934-02-05

    *On this date in 1934, Hank Aaron was born. Now an African American baseball executive, he remains one of major league baseball’s all-time home...

Abbott, Anderson R.

  • Fri, 1837-04-07

    *Anderson Ruffin Abbott was born on this date in1837. He was an African Canadian physician and soldier.

    From Toronto, Canada, his parents...

Abbott, Robert Sengstacke.

Abele, Julian

  • Fri, 1881-04-29

    *Julian Abele was born on this date in 1881. He was an African American architect.

    From South Philadelphia, Julian Francis Abele was...

Abernathy, Ralph

Abiola, Moshood

Abraham, Black Seminole

  • Thu, 1787-06-28

    The birth of Black Seminole warrior Abraham is celebrated on this date in 1787. He was an African Native American soldier and politician.

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Abu-Jamal, Mumia

  • Sat, 1954-04-24

    *Mumia Abu-Jamal was born on this date in 1954. He is an African American activist and writer.

    Born Wesley Cook Philadelphia, PA, his...

Ace, Johnny

  • Sun, 1929-06-09

    *On this date in 1929, Johnny Ace was born. He was an African American rhythm and blues (R&B) singer.

    John Marshall Alexander, Jr. (...

Achebe, Albert Chinualumogu

Adams, Charles P. Sr., educator and founder of black schools

  • Mon, 1873-07-21

    The birth of Charles P. Adams, Sr., in 1873 is marked on this date. He was an African American educator and administrator.

    He was born...

Adams, John Quincy

Adams, Lewis

  • Thu, 1842-10-27

    *Lewis Adams was born on this date in 1842. He was a Black businessman, educator and public policy administrator.

    Little is known of his...

Adams, William L.

Adams-Ender, Clara

  • Tue, 1939-07-11

    *Clara Adams-Ender was born on this date in 1939.  She is an African American U.S. Army General, Nursing advocate and author.

    She was...

Adderley, Nat

Adderly, Cannonball

Addison, Adelle

  • Fri, 1925-07-24

    *Adelle Addison was born on this date in 1925. She is an African American concert soprano.

    From New York City, her early education took...

Adger, William

  • Sat, 1856-12-13

    *The birth of William Adger in 1856 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American minister.

    He was born in Philadelphia, the...