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B.I.G., Notorious

  • Sun, 1972-05-21

    On this date, we mark the birth of Notorious B.I.G. in 1972, an African American rap singer and entertainer.

    Christopher Wallace (his...

Baartman, Saartjie Venus, Hottentot

  • Thu, 1789-01-29

    *The birth of Saartjie Baartman in 1789 is celebrated on this date. She was a South African entertainer and objectified Black woman.


Baca, Susana

  • Wed, 1944-05-24

    *Susana Baca was born on this date in 1944. She is an African Peruvian singer and songwriter.

    Born Susana Esther Baca de la Colina in...

Bailey, Deford

Bailey, Pearl

Baker, Augusta

Baker, Edward Lee

Baker, Ella J.

Baker, Etta

Baker, Josephine

Baker, LaVern

  • Mon, 1929-11-11

    On this date in 1929, LaVern Baker, an African American singer and entertainer, was born.

    She was born Delores Williams in Chicago and...

Baker, Lena

  • Mon, 1945-03-05

    *On his date in 1945, Lena Baker, an African American mother of three, was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville.

    She was...

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, Maria L.

  • Sat, 1856-09-13

    Maria Louise Baldwin, a Black teacher, was born on this date in 1856.

    Maaria Baldwin was the oldest daughter of Peter L. and Mary E....

Ball, James Presley

Bambara, Toni

  • Sat, 1939-03-25

    *Toni Cade Bambara was born on this date in 1939. She was an African-American writer, civil-rights activist, and teacher who wrote about the...

Bankhead, Lester

  • Tue, 1920-04-20

    *Lester Bankhead, was born on this date in 1912. He was an African American architect.

    He was the eldest of six children from in Union...

Banks, Ernie

  • Sat, 1931-01-31

    *Ernie Banks was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American baseball player.

    Growing up in Dallas, Banks had to be bribed...

Banks, Roger Ware

  • Thu, 1936-08-27

    *Roger Banks was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American educator and Public Policy Activist. Roger Ware Banks and his brother...

Banneker, Benjamin