*On this date, we celebrate the birth of Gail Fisher in 1935. She was an African American actress best known for portraying widowed secretary...
Last names starting in F
Rudolph Fisher was born in Washington, DC on this date in 1897. He was an African American physician, roentgen logy specialist, novelist, short...
Fisk, Clinton Bowen
Clinton Fisk was born on this date in 1828. He was a White American soldier, prohibitionist, businessman, and educator.
Born near the...
This date in 1918 marks the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. She was an African American jazz singer from Newport News, Virginia.
Cornelius Fitzgerald, an African American lawyer, was born on this date in 1863.
He was from Jonesboro, Tennessee, one of six sons of...
*Roberta Flack was born this date in 1937. She is an African American singer and educator.
From in Asheville, NC, she earned a BA...
Fleetwood, Christian A.
Christian Fleetwood was born in this date in 1840. He was a Black army officer, editor, a musician, and a government officer.
*Louise Cecelia Fleming was born on this date in 1862. She was a Black medical missionary.
From Hibernia Clay County, Florida she was...
*Thomas Flemings was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American newspaper journalist.
From Jacksonville, Florida his...
Flipper, Henry O.
*This date marks the birth of Henry Ossian Flipper who was the first Black man to graduate from West Point. He came from a family of slaves, born...
*On this date in 1999 President Bill Clinton posthumously pardoned Second Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper.
The event came 59 years after...
*Theodore “Tiger” Flowers was born on this date in 1895. He was an African American boxer.
Nicknamed The Georgia Deacon, he was from...
The birth of William T.V. Fontaine in 1909 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American educator and philosopher.
He was the...
Ford Jr., Harold
*Harold Ford was born on this date in 1970. He is an African American politician and lawyer.
From Memphis, Tennessee he is the son of...
Ford, John Elijah
*John E. Ford was born on this date in 1862. He was a Black minister and businessman.
From Owensboro, KY John Elijah Ford was the eldest...
*The birth of Justina Ford in 1871 is marked on this date. She was an African American physician and humanitarian.
From Knoxville, a...
On this date in 1928, James Forman was born. He was an African American civil rights activist who is credited with giving the Student Nonviolent...
Forrest, Leon Richard
On this date, we remember the birth of Leon Richard Forrest born in 1937. He was an African American author of large, inventive novels that blend...
Ruby Middleton Forsythe was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American educator from Charleston, SC.
Middleton earned her...
*James Forten’s birth is marked on this date in 1766. He was a Black businessman and abolitionist.
From Philadelphia of free Black...
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